At the 34th edition of the International Wine Challenge, organized by William Reed Business Media in London, Champagne Henriot Cellar Master Laurent Fresnet, a two-time winner of the “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” award in 2015 and 2016, was honored with the Len Evans Trophy for consistency over five years.
This award pays homage to the Champagne Henriot style that Laurent Fresnet and his team have cultivated and continue to produce each year.
Champagne Henriot awards from the 2018 International Wine Challenge:
- Brut Millésime 2006 - Gold medal
- Cuvée des Enchanteleurs 2000 - Gold
- Brut Millésime 2005 - Gold medal
- Rosé Millésime 2008 - Gold medal
- Cuvée Hemera 2005 - Gold medal
- Brut Millésime 2008 - Silver medal
- Blanc de Blancs -Silver medal
Laurent defines Champagne Henriot’s house style as the culmination of unique terroirs, combined with freshness, fruitiness, minerality and high ageing potential. Fresnet puts critical importance on supply in maintaining Champagne Henriot’s consistency and quality. He keeps a close watch on the wine growers, and focuses his attention on blending, using a selection of reserve wines with a high potential for aging, dominated by Chardonnay, to obtain perfect maturity before disgorgement. His attention to detail has paid off. Laurent’s talent was also acknowledged in 2015 and 2016 as “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” by the International Wine Challenge.