The Henriot Cuvee Hemera 2005 champagne is a definite jewel in the Henriot portfolio, its name is a tribute to the Greek Goddess of day and light, HEMERA. The fruit of a unique vintage, together with a blend of six iconic Grands Crus Champagnes, this Champagne – more than any other – epitomises Henriot’s luminous style.
This Champagne bears the finesse and liveliness of spring.The mineral freshness of the finest chardonnay heightens the delicious accents of the very best pinot noir. Finally, the elegant patina of time transforms this cuvée into a rich Champagne blessed with magnificent expression.”
The Henriot Cuvee Hemera 2005 has a yellow and gold-tinged in appearance. A constant stream of bubbles forms a lovely string of gossamer bubbles. Full-flavoured fruitiness, offering notes of apricot, stewed citrus fruits and pate de fruit, leads on the bouquet. Delicate roasted notes are peppered with a toasty and acacia honey-like quality. On the palate, pinot noir picks up the mantel, offering exquisite velvety structure, and masterful, delicate intensity. Delicate fruit flavours come to the fore, with notes of fresh and slightly candied citrus fruit.The aromatic intensity continues on the palate with subtle, honeyed, and delicately toasted notes, which bring rare value and presence to this Champagne.
The resolutely low dosage plays its part in retaining and enhancing the natural beauty of its primary ingredients.