Magnum Champagne Thienot, Cuvee Alain Thienot 2000
Founded in 1985 by Alain Thienot, this family-owned and -run business is now recognised as one of the best independent Champagne houses. With the help of his two children, Alain Thienot is running a Champagne house that owns 27 hectares of vineyards in Grand Cru and Premier Cru areas such Äy and Avize. Like all of the Thiénot vintage wines, the bottling of this wine is entirely estate grown from the family's nearly seventy acres of vines.
The Alain Thiénot has so much aroma that I thought it would be a giant Champagne from smelling the walnut bread and dark cherry fruit that was jumping from the glass. On the palate this is a very balanced wine with great clarity of flavor and a light bead.
Silver Award Winner at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
At a glance
Grape 60% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir