Wedding season is coming into full swing, and to delve into this distinctive Champagne is to explore the ideal balance between the masculine/feminine. Gone are the toasty and bitter qualities of overtly masculine Bruts, and emanating from the heart of the wine is a harmonious, feminine essence of aromatic flowers and sweet citrus. This makes for a sparkling wine that is eminently drinkable and pleasing, from its lovely light golden hue, which it wears like a flowing wedding gown, to its assertive bubbles and gently caressing froth. The HENRIOT Brut Souverain is joyous and unreserved in its expression of romance. A fine choice for a day on which a couple are blissfully making a forever vow of devotion—and also a practical choice for the couple who also want to splurge on their wedding guests with a premium bubbly that won’t put an undue strain on the budget. Really, a fine Champagne for any day in life when the masculine/feminine is in need of harmonious balance and romance is in bloom. –J.M.
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