Sometimes you need an alternative. Something which fills the void but has something different about it. Our Souverain from Henriot is a champagne with vigour. Like an old friend only easier and more inviting... Time for a read I think.

The son of a wine grower, Laurent Fresnet has won the International Wine Challenge “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” award for two successive years, in 2015 and again in 2016. He won the special award «The Len Evans Trophy, for consistency over 5 years» in 2018. Laurent arrived for the harvest in 2005 and now encapsulates the Henriot House style in every champagne, with a true expression of terroir. Henriot is a Chardonnay dominant Champagne house, producing some of the finest blancs that are precise, elegant and luminous. Laurent Fresnet favours a spirit of collegiality in all decisions involving the wine growers and collaborators of Champagne Henriot.

Champagne Henriot Brut Souverain NV @ £39.95 - Buy it here!
On the nose, the Champagne offers magnificent, vivacious character. Citrus fruit aromas are followed by a cavalcade of floral bouquets, elderberry and vine blossom. Delicious brioche notes and the simplicity of lightly toasted bread and roasted almonds. Well balanced and harmonious on the palate, summoning flavours of brioche, together with crunchy cherries and the sun kissed blush of white peach. Clean on the finish, with all the freshness of just-picked walnuts.

Doesn't it just sound amazing? You won't believe how good this is until you give it a try. Cheers!