The Audacity of Independence
Founded in 1808 by Apolline Henriot, Champagne Henriot is one of the few remaining family-owned Champagne houses, with more than 200 years of independence and heritage. The house has cultivated an audacious approach and a distinctive, elegant and luminous style of its own, guided by the pursuit of the purest expression of Chardonnay as well as a conscious and sustainable approach to the environment, souring grapes from the finest terroirs in the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. The new Cellar Master, Alice Tétienne, oversees 87 acres of vineyards, growers, and a small-scale production. She was awarded the “Best Winemaker of the Year” in 2020 by Trophées Champenois for her dedicated work.
- Chardonnay driven style - precise, elegant and luminous
- Remarkably high proportion of Premier and Grand Cru vineyards (2/3 minimum) and longer aging on lees
- Higher portion of reserve wines including our most audacious cuvée: Cuve 38, our perpetual reserve with over 20 vintages
- The Henriot family maintains close relationships with cellar masters & vine growers
- Received HVE3 Certification–High Environmental Value–in 2019.
Henriot is delighted to announce the arrival of its new Cellar Master, Alice Tétienne. She joined the house on February 18th and brings her own vision of excellence and a unique sense of detail to maintain the Henriot house style. With her passion both for the environment and the men and women who work within it, Alice Tétienne will contribute to the brilliance and renown of our champagnes. We are proud to have her at our sides, to perpetuate further Henriot’s signature and philosophy in a long-term vision, accented to the future.
"Champagne Henriot is on a quest for excellence; we pay attention to every detail. My objective is to perpetuate the House's philosophy, signature chardonnay-driven style, and respect the goal that Apolline Henriot set out for in the beginning: to produce beautiful champagnes that are representative of the region and terroir."
Cellar Master Alice Tétienne
Born in the Champagne region and from a viticultural background, Alice Tétienne very quickly found her vinous feet and a desire to acquire a global understanding of the vineyard.
Alice obtained a Master in Wines and Champagne in order to enhance the value and image of Champagne. While working in the Marketing department at Champagne Laurent Perrier, she concentrated on oenology, working towards the National Diploma of Oenologist. Her dissertation awarded her the prize for Oenological Innovation.
In 2014, Alice joined Centre Vinicole Nicolas Feuillatte as an oenologist, supporting the team on grape pressing and winemaking, before transitioning to Maison Krug in November 2015. During her time with Krug, she was responsible for vineyard relations and was a member of the tasting committee. Alice Tétienne has acquired a global and transverse knowledge of the elaboration of Champagne wines, starting from the raw material, its selection and its understanding, up to the elaboration of the blends.