Champagne Henri Giraud is one of the oldest Champagne houses in the region. The family settled in Aÿ in 1625 and today, Claude Giraud heads the 12th generation of the Giraud-Hemart family. Using his great knowledge of the local terroir he is able to harness the power and depth of these exceptional vineyards in order to produce extraordinary, complex wines.
Champagne Henri Giraud
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Code Noir Grand Cru
Available until 31st of July 2015
Champagne Sales are rising again
The latest figures from Champagne Bureau UK show that shipments of Champagne to the UK rose by 6.1% last year, returning to levels last seen in 2012. This positive development was also mirrored in the latest WSTA report that showed growth in the on-trade sector for the last quarter of the year. It seems that with a better economic situation, consumer confidence is growing, resulting in increasing sales of premium & luxury goods including Champagne.
Why choose Champagne Henri Giraud
Champagne Henri Giraud is the embodiment of the artisanal approach to Champagne production. Claude Giraud maintains the tradition of using barrels made of oak sourced from the ancient Argonne forest for ageing the Giraud Grands Crus and for fermentation of his best cuvées.
Recognised at the top level for its quality and individual character
Listed by many elite and Michelin-starred establishments around the world, Champagne Henri Giraud offers the point of difference and quality for any wine list.
Family owned and operated since 1625
The Giraud family settled in Aÿ on the southern edge of the Montagne de Reims in 1625. Today, Claude Giraud represents the 12th generation of the Giraud-Hémart family to preside over the family business.
Oak ageing for the Grand Cru range
The base wines for Giraud Grands Crus are aged and fermented in oak barrels sourced from the ancient Argonne forest. In combination with long lees ageing in bottle, these methods produce complex, full-bodied wines of great character.
Small, environmentally-friendly production
The family owns 20 hectares of Grand Cru vineyards around Aÿ, most are planted with Pinot Noir, with a little Chardonnay. Henri Giraud’s vineyards are south facing, often on quite steep slopes, where the chalky soils are well exposed to catch the warmth of the sun. The Giraud family follows a policy of ‘lutte raisonnée’ – limited intervention and environmentally-friendly grape growing. Grapes are harvested entirely by hand.