Henriot Cuvée Hemera 2005 is a champagne made from Gran Crus Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes by Maison Henriot.
A definitive 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.
Supremely elegant, these exceptional terroirs express exquisite fresh fruit fragrances to dazzling effect, before revealing notes of candied fruits and the rich, silky texture of apricots. On the palate, powerful structure and perfectly balanced richness underpin the generosity of this complex blend, which will truly shine with the most exquisite gourmet dishes.
Maturing slowly over time, the best terroirs give this champagne the luxury of light and time, enhancing the works that Man and Nature have created together. Cuvée Hemera 2005 will enhance all exceptional occasions.
Henriot Cuvée Hemera Tasting Notes
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.