Champagne Henriot is an independent, family-owned house in Champagne. The Brut Souverain is the house’s most important wine, both in terms of fame and production, and is made of roughly equal parts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with a smaller proportion of Pinot Meunier.
Henriot Cuve 38 was born on 1990 from the desire of Joseph Henriot, the 7th generation of the Henriot family, to pay tribute to one of the fundamental principles of the Maison Henriot savoir-faire: the Art of Blending. When Apolline Henriot founded Maison Henriot in 1808, she created a unique savoir-faire, of which the Art of Blending is a fundamental principle. To pay tribute to Apolline, Joseph Henriot created in 1990 a Perpetual Reserve. He decided to dedicate this cuvée to the Côte des Blancs, one of the two historical sectors of the House, and to Chardonnay, the emblematic grape variety that grows in these crus. Each year, Jospeh brings in an extract from the new harvest and tastes the resulting blend. It was only 17 years later, following the blending of the 2007 harvest, that Joseph Henriot decided to bottle this creation, which was then named after its original vat: Cuve 38.