Henriet-Bazin Cuvee Marie-Amelie 2012
Marie-Amélie 2012 is a brilliant cuvée made from three old plots in Villers-Marmery. 100% Chardonnay, 0g/ltr. Wet chalk, white flowers with a brilliant chalky attack on the front end. Loads of lemon rind and notes of pear drops. Amazing length on the fruit driven finish.
This fantastic maison is based in the village of Villers Marmery in the Montagne de Reims. Originally formed by Gaston Henriet in 1890 in Verzenay, it acquired the vineyards of Villers Marmery through marriage in the 60s. They now work with over 7 hectares in Verzenay, Villers-Marmery and Verzy with some holdings in Faverolles and Coemy. It is now run by Marie-Noelle who has recently acquired the HVE, (High Environmental Value), status on her vines and it is clear that, although not labelled organic, she is focused on doing the best for her wines. Their wines sing of the fruit of Villers-Marmery. Crisp, clean and fruity with a brilliant tension and length.