In 1990, Joseph Henriot had a vision that resulted in Cuve 38. He decided to set aside in a single vat – Cuve 38– a blend made up exclusively from four of the finest Chardonnay Grand Crus: Chouilly, Avize, Oger and Mesnil-sur-Oger. Each year, a portion of outstanding Blanc de Blancs is added to the vat, capturing the essence of every harvest. In so doing, Joseph Henriot has created a perpetual blend both complex and rare only avaialble in magnum.DOWNLOAD THE PDF TECHNICAL SHEET
Tasting reveals an exceptionally fresh minerality, enhanced by the significant proportion of reserve wines, with the promise of excellent cellaring potential.
The nose expresses freshness with delicate citrus fruit and white fleshed peach notes. The freshness continues on the palate with great clarity as the lemon hint continues and melts into notes of buttery brioche. Beautiful length and wonderfully rounded in the mouth.
Cuve 38 is the incarnation of a wine always alive, infinitely renewed to ensure that the body of the finest chardonnay will vibrate with the freshness. The wine encapsulates a unique, thrilling and deep emotion that evolves and is deployed through the constantly renewed aromas as the tasting progresses. Time is added onto time itself to create a masterwork that is perpetually reworked, enhanced and prolonged.
Cuve 38 is only available in a limited edition magnum, with fewer than 1000 bottles being produced each year.
For over 210 years the Henriot family has symbolised the innovative approach and high standards of a champagne house that has remained independent.Our History