Henri Goutorbe Champagne Cuvee Prestige  NV 750ml
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Henri Goutorbe Champagne Cuvee Prestige NV

Henri Goutorbe - Champagne - France

Professional Wine Reviews for Henri Goutorbe Champagne Cuvee Prestige NV

Rated 91 by Wine Spectator
Accents of ground anise and clove mix with layered flavors of dried apricot, candied orange zest, bread dough and almond in this well-knit, refined Champagne. Minerally finish. Disgorged July 20, 2010. Drink now through 2017. 300 cases imported.
Rated 90 by Stephen Tanzer
(75% pinot noir, 20% chardonnay and 5% pinot meunier, with 2007 as its base and the balance 2006 and reserve wines; disgorged after 32 months on its lees in October, 2012): Light, bright gold. Ripe but sharply focused orange, redcurrant and mineral scents are complicated by a pungent...
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Winery: Henri Goutorbe

Varietal: Champagne Blend

There are few areas in the world with a reputation quite as famous and respected as that of Champagne in France, and almost every wine region on earth has imitated or has been influenced by the careful process mastered by the wineries of Champagne. However, it is in the grape varietals which thrive in this region where the secrets to the Champagne's success can be found – the acidic, flavorful Chardonnay grapes meeting the characterful Pinot Noir varietal, and coming together to produce something wonderful in the bottle. There are actually seven varietals allowed by French wine law for the production of Champagne wines, all of which are used by wineries to accentuate each others finest points and maintain the reputation of this very special region, the home to some extremely high quality grapes.

Region: Champagne

The beautiful rolling hillsides of the Champagne region of France have, for hundreds of years, been producing many of the world's most famous wines. The sparkling white wines to come out of Champagne's prestigious wineries have conquered the world, and are drank in celebration across the globe. The vast majority of the region is under vine, and grows predominantly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grape varietals, which are usually blended together by master wine-makers in order to make their recognizable and widely loved produce. The north-easterly region of Champagne has a relatively cool climate, and quite a lot of rainfall, making it far from ideal for ripening grapes. However, the presence of heavily forested areas in the region helps maintain a balanced temperature, and the generations of expertise the wineries hold clearly produces excellent results in spite of the climatic problems.

Country: France

Year in, year out, France enjoys its prestigious reputation as the producer of the finest wines in the world. With a wine making history which spans several thousand years and owes its expertise to the Romans, it comes as little surprise that this most highly esteemed of the Old World wine countries continues to impress and enchant both novices and experts to this day. Despite the rise in quality of wines from neighboring European countries, not to mention the New World, the French wine industry continues to boom, with up to eight billion bottles being produced in recent years. However, France prides itself on always putting quality before quantity, and the wide range in fine produce is a testament to the dedication and knowledge of the wineries across the country. Indeed, from rich and complex reds to light and aromatic white wines, French wines are as varied and interesting as they are enjoyable to drink, making this country a firm favorite for wine lovers across the globe.