Hommage à François Hémart
Celebration: Between the death of HENRI IV and the birth of DOM PERIGNON, FRANCOIS HEMART (1625-1705) firmly planted the roots of our family, GIRAUD-HEMART, in the territory and in the annals of Aÿ.
The power and fullness of the Coteaux d'Aÿ Matured as it breathes in small oak casks
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, harvested exclusively from the vineyards of Aÿ. Fermented in temperature-regulated vats and raised for six months in small oak casks.
|To the eye|
The deep, amber-tinted colour is a mark of its raising process. The fine and generous bubbles form an attractive and constantly renewed bubble trail.
A very fine nose with the elegance and freshness of honeysuckle, yellow fruit and green almonds with a pleasant dash of mint.
|To the palate|
Great elegance, round and delectable, savours of pair with yellow fruit and dried apricots, with finish featuring orange zest and chocolate. A subtle balance between the smooth meatiness of this wine and the chalky, fresh notes in its finish.
|Tasting & serving|
At 12°C, its power and strong personality open up a wide gastronomic choice ranging from bass in fennel to pork tenderloin in honey, or duck with citrus fruit and turnip conserve; or serve it at 8°C if you are raring to go – slightly chilled in the ice-bucket.