Champagne Henri Giraud is the oldest Champagne house still owned by its founding family
– the Giraud-Hémart family has farmed vines at Aÿ since 1625.
Henri Giraud is the only Champagne house to use barrels locally sourced from the Argonne forest, which used to be the sole source of oak used by winemakers in Champagne many moons ago…
The Giraud family have extensive hectares of Grand Cru parcels in the prestigious vineyards of Aÿ in Champagne. Henri Giraud has been a family run business for five generations, with their current owner, Claude Giraud, showing huge passion for the estate and being named the ‘King of Pinot Noir’.
Giraud’s wines are Pinot Noir dominant (3/4 of their vineyards are planted to the variety…) and at least partially fermented before being aged in local Argonne oak. This distinctive combination gives them a particularly rich and intense character.
Aÿ, a prestigious name forever linked to the region’s history, whose wines have been ranked among the world’s best wines for at least 10 centuries. Kings of France always wished to own a vineyard in Aÿ. Henri IV, King of France, even was called “Sir of Aÿ”. Until 1887, wine from the Champagne region were called “wines of Aÿ”, and after this date, they acquired the designation “Champagne”.
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Krug "Clos d'Ambonnay" Aÿ $2,500/bottle
Krug "Clos du Mesnil" $1,100/bottle
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