The Henriot Cuve 38 is made in extremely limited amounts, with just 1000 magnums release each year. Josepeh Henriot puts a vat to one side adding a portion of outstanding Blanc de Blancs each year, capturing the essence of every harvest in a solera. The idea was to create a perpetual blend of 100% Chardonnay from 100% Cote de Blancs grands cru vineyards.
The wine spends 5 years ageing on its lees before disgorging. and given a low dosage of less than 5 grams of sugar per litre.
“Its dosage of less than 5g/l gives full rein to the aromas of its terroir. It is a beautiful pale yellow with golden highlights and a gently efferevescent mousse, leading into a bouquet of fresh butter and white flowers. Cuve 38 also reveals both mineral and slightly creamy notes underpinned by hints of liquorice. On the palate, its richness is elegant and there are avours of citrus and ripe apricot. Finally, the wine delivers elements of both honey and viennoiserie, redolent of the Henriot style.”