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 and raised in the Champagne region, Alice Tétienne has spent the majority of her life in the vines, relishing putting her hands in the soil and deeply curious about the diversity of terroir that exists all around her. A believer that excellence comes when vineyards can truly express themselves, Tétienne and the house of Champagne Henriot share a passion for the pursuit of the purest expression of Chardonnay from selected grapes in the finest terroirs of the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims. In her role as Cellar Master, Tétienne dedicates her time to the vineyards where she focuses on protecting the soil and vines, maintaining the finest terroir, and preserving Champagne Henriot’s signature style of acidity and freshness. Tétienne was awarded the “Best Winemaker of the Year” in 2020 by Trophées Champenois for her dedicated work.
Tétienne came to Champagne Henriot from Maison Krug, where she was responsible for vineyard relations and was a member of the Tasting Committee. Before Maison Krug, Tétienne joined Centre Vinicole Nicolas Feuillatte in 2014 as an oenologist, supporting winegrowers on grape pressing and winemaking. A highly specialized winemaker, she holds a Bachelor’s in Vine Sciences, and a Master’s in Vine and Terroir from Institut Universitaire de la Vigne et du Vin Dijon, as well as a National Diploma of Oenology from Les Unités de Formation et de Recherche (UFR) Reims, a Master Wines and Champagne qualification from University de Reims Champagne Ardenne, and considerable experience working in various wine regions throughout France.
Through her experience, Tétienne has acquired knowledge of all the critical steps to craft Champagne wines, with a particular focus sustainability. Tétienne is in charge of both the vineyards that Champagne Henriot owns and works with the network of growers that the house has worked with for generations.
Tétienne and Champagne Henriot’s connection is more than a shared love of the vineyards: Her grandmother previously owned a vineyard neighboring one of the first vineyards owned by founder Apolline Henriot in the Montagne de Reims. Tétienne lives in that area today and can see both of the vineyards from her home.