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First taste: Henri Giraud new releases

Yohan Castaing tastes the latest wines from the Aÿ Champagne house...

It is a special feat to be one of the oldest Champagne houses and yet be known for its creativity and dynamism. This is the case with Maison Henri Giraud, whose origins go back to 1625. Its current head is Claude Giraud, representing the 12th generation at the helm. The relatively small size of this house – it owns 10 hectares of vines and sources grapes from around 15ha belonging to other growers – ensures that it stays nimble, enabling the family to avoid the risk of its traditions becoming so entrenched that it leads to inertia and immobility.

What sets Maison Henri Giraud apart, besides being one of the smallest houses in Champagne, is its precise and meticulous approach to wine production.

Tasting Henri Giraud latest wines

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