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Henri Giraud "Fut de Chene" MV18

Henri Giraud "Fut de Chene" MV18


 Described by Robert Parker as "the finest Champagne house virtually no one has ever heard of.


The Henri Giraud Fut de Chene MV18 is a multi-vintage champagne that represents the house`s flagship cuvée. The ‘MV’ in the name stands for "multi-vintage," indicating that the wine is a blend of different vintages, while "18" refers to the base vintage of the blend. This particular cuvée is unique because it is aged in French oak barrels, which is not a common practice in the Champagne region. The oak barrels, or ‘futs de chene’ in French, contribute to the wine`s complexity, depth, and rich flavours. The blend typically includes both Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, sourced from the finest vineyards in the region.


The MV18 is a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, two-thirds comes from the 2018 vintage and the final third from a ‘perpetual reserve’ of aged wines that was begun in 1990 and that adds immense complexity and character. The wine is aged in its bottle for a further 5 years.

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