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NEW YORK, September 28, 2021 - Champagne Henriot, the esteemed Champagne house founded in 1808, has announced the release of Cuvée Hemera 2006 ($185 SRP), the latest vintage release in the house’s long history of prestige cuvées. Champagne Henriot is one of the last remaining family-owned Champagne houses. It is known for its deep understanding of the diverse Champagne terroirs, in particular Premier and Grand Crus, with viticultural savoir-faire built over two centuries beginning with its storied founder, Apolline Henriot. The grapes for Cuvée Hemera 2006 are sourced entirely from the six original Grand Cru parcels that founded the house in the 19th century – paying tribute to the origins that lay the groundwork for centuries of prestige winemaking.

 “In every aspect, Cuvée Hemera is symbolic of Maison Henriot’s mastery of time,” says cellar master Alice Tétienne. “After 12 years of aging in the darkness and silence of our cellars, Cuvée Hemera 2006 still bears the freshness and liveliness of spring, while the minerality and floral notes of Chardonnay heighten the fruit-forward accents of Pinot Noir.” 

 “The name Hemera is a tribute to the Greek goddess of daylight and represents this Champagne’s lively style and precision, achieved only through winemaking wisdom passed down through the generations and the patient passing of time,” adds Gilles de Larouzière Henriot, CEO and President of Maisons & Domaines Henriot and eighth-generation member of the Henriot family. “Our team is excited to release this exceptional vintage, with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in equal parts, all hailing from the finest parcels of my ancestors’ six original Grand Cru villages.”