Champagne Henri Giraud MV Fût de Chêne
Un champagne graso, rico, complejo e intenso. Así se desvela este multivintage, de ahí el MV de su nombre, depositario del saber hacer y la tradición de la región pero también de las técnicas modernas de vinificación. Espléndido.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
Disgorged in March 2020, Giraud's newly released NV Brut Grand Cru Aÿ Fût de Chêne MV15 is terrific, bursting from the glass with aromas of pear, orange oil and peach mingled with nuances of warm pastry, toasted almonds, beeswax and clear honey that's already very nicely integrated. Full-bodied, textural and concentrated, this is a deep and muscular Champagne, with striking structure and vinosity, underpinned by lively acids and complemented by a pinpoint mousse.
An edgy, lively Champagne with bread dough, dried apples and apricots. Toffee with caramel with a lifted sense. Light oxidation with some nuts and saltiness. Full-bodied and very layered with so much going on. Creme brulee, pie crust and zingy acidity. Minty and lively. Strawberries and oranges coming through. This is 80% pinot noir and 20% chardonnay, all fermented in wood, 60% new. Drink now.
Splendid nose with an interplay of smoke, hazelnut and gentle spices, along with a touch that is reminiscent of the salty tang of a sea breeze, but what is especially captivating is the elegant floral scent. After resting a while in the glass, the wine develops nuanced notes of menthol. The mouthfeel is remarkably fleshy but also has an underlying chalky texture that seems almost tannic on the superb, emotionally satisfying finish. The oak influence is subtle and surprisingly elegant. Excellent potential for improving with age. 100% Aÿ. 70% base wine from 2015 vintage, 30% reserve wines. 20% Chardonnay, 80% Pinot Noir. Dosage 6g/L, disgorged March 2020. Drinking Window 2025-2040.