« With 17 years experience as a wine broker in Champagne, I know perfectly most of the champagne vineyards. I wanted to create a cuvee able to compete with the biggest while expressing my preferences.”
Exemplifying the trademark savoir-faire and exacting standards synonymous with
the Champagne House, Cuvée Alain Thiénot is a stunning blend of Chardonnay
and Pinot Noir. Only crafted in outstanding years, this is exceptional Champagne
of great complexity and perfect harmony.
THE 2007 VINTAGE
The combination of an exceptionally mild winter and a warm and sunny April
promoted extremely early growth in the vines. From May to August, the weather
alternated between sun, rain, hail and storms. The official picking date is fixed for
23rd August but most of the pickers prefer to wait until 2 September so that the
vines benefit from as much sunshine as possible. It was well worth the wait as the
grapes were in good health with a good balance of alcohol and acidity. The wine
tasting the following spring revealed some deliciously fruity Pinots. Thiénot
decided to make 2007 a vintage year.
• 65% Chardonnay, principally from Avize, Chouilly, Oger and Bassuet
• 35% Pinot Noir, principally from Rilly, Tauxières and Villedommange
Picked partly from Thiénot’s own vineyards, located in Premier and Grand Cru
7 years in our cellars at Rue des Moissons
Attractive deep gold appearance.
On the nose the toasted notes intermingle with rich pastry, butter and praline
The palate offers all the beauty of this Champagne, with a round, ample and long
RECOMMENDED DRINKING OCCASION
An ideal aperitif Champagne, this vintage pairs perfectly with white fish or
scrambled eggs with truffle.