It takes real nerve to set up your own Champagne House, when the very first Houses began their existence more than three centuries ago. Alain Thiénot demonstrated this, as well as inspiration and aspiration in doing exactly that.
Assembling the Brut non-vintage means each year skilfully drawing the very best of Champagne Thiénot, translated into a joyful explosion of fresh fruit, to capture the spirit and balance of the Thiénot style.
35% Chardonnay, 45% Pinot Noir, 20% Pinot Meunier.
Vineyard & Vinification Note
Base Vintage 2015 (60%) Reserve wines (2012,2013 and 2014 (40%)
Dosage: 6g/l – 100% malolactic fermentation.
Contain very low levels of sulphites (Pioneers of the ‘jetting’ method)
5 years ageing at Rue des Moissons cellars, Reims
Beautiful pale, silky golden colour. The nose is powerful and offers notes of orchard fruits, juicy peach, pear and yellow fruit. The palate is round, fresh, and balanced. It presents a beautiful and lively effervescence of great finesse.
The NV Thienot Champagne Brut tastes like a baby Krug with its rich, nutty, powerful style. Ample apple and citrus fruits as well as a touch of minerality develop with time in the glass, and it’s medium to full-bodied, has a awesome texture, and a great finish. This cuvée is 45% Chardonnay, 35% Pinot Noir, and the balance Pinot Meunier, mostly from Grand Cru sites, and it was brought up all in stainless steel. The dosage is 9 grams per liter. 92 Points, March 2019
Plenty of bright, ripe-fruit aromas here – rich peaches, pears and grilled almonds. The palate has a very composed feel and a deeper, savory attitude with light honey and grilled nuts. A lot of character for the first cuvée. 2013 base with 45 per cent reserve wine. Drink now. 91 Points – September 2018
Lightly toasty and mouthwatering, this creamy Champagne offers flavours of baked pear and lemon curd, with rich hints of coffee liqueur and pastry cream. Balanced, showing minerally smoke and spice nuances on the finish. Drink now through 2021. 91 Points, November 2017
This finely balanced wine is both crisp and fruity. Zingy acidity and lemon crispness are contrasted by riper apple and pear fruitiness. On the drier side of Brut and with lively mousse, this is a great wine for an aperitif. 91 Points, Editors Choice, Dec 2017
A refined aperitif champagne with lovely freshness, Thiénot Brut will go perfectly with oysters, fish tartare or marinated shellfish. And, by contrast, just as well with parmesan puff pastry twists.