60% Pinot noir – 40% Chardonnay
Balanced, refined, constant and reassuring: our vintage cuvée is like our father Alain Brochet, head of the Estate until 2012. Only in the best years, we create this blend 2/3 Pinot Noir 1/3 Chardonnay, search for the perfect harmony, Champagne with elegant and seductive complexity.
The nose is fine and distinguished, it evokes the scents of white and yellow fruits (apple, pear, peach) but also scents of candied lemons and dried fruits (almond, hazelnut) to then leave room to more mature touches on the toasted sandwich bread. This evolving nose offers aromas of pastries and brioche when aerated. Very nice mouth, at the same time full, full and with a fleshy fruity expression.
In the evolution, on a greater richness, of the “vinosity” and a beautiful maturity the whole being counterbalanced by a freshness which gives it delicacy and finesse.
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65% Pinot noir – 35% Chardonnay
A vintage cuvée is born from the quality of the grapes at harvest time and the determination of the grape juice’s analytical characteristics. Tastings of the base wines during the winter after vinification identify the potential of a vintage. After bottling, the blend matures for over three years in order to reproduce all the aromas of the two varietals combined.
Good effervescence with nice lively, fine bubbles. The nose is generous, infused with subtlety and delicacy over a beautifully complex background (dried fruit aromas, grilled and toasty notes, acacia fragrances with light honey accents). The mouthfeel is bold and nicely crisp, it delights with its pleasant freshness and with its generosity. The finish has notes of toasted bread and smoky, toasty aromas. The Millésime 2012 “Alain”, in homage to our father, is elegant, racy, and exquisitely fine.
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50% Pinot noir – 50% Chardonnay
In tribute to Henri Brochet-Hervieux, who created an innovative spirit for our production in 1943, we decided to prepare a special cuvée HBH Premier Cru in the years we judged, after tasting, exceptional
The vinification then takes place, like all our cuvées, in the purest Champagne traditions for many generations. This blend brings together, in equal parts, our best Pinot Noir d’Ecueil, with our Chardonnay plots best exposed, which allows us to age on slats of at least 10 years. This slow improvement of the wine by the fine lees of foam gives the HBH Premier Cru all its power, its roundness, its elegance and its aromatic complexity. Disgorging with a light dose of shipping liquor completes the magic and exclusivity of this cuvée.