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5 Sens Olivier Horiot 2016

  • White fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Rising star
  • Color:Sparkling
  • Biodynamics
  • 12% 
  • 0.75L
  • Intensity
  • Low dosage

Made from 5 grape varieties and 5 terroirs vinified plot-by-plot, this is a unique, ripe and lively Champagne. More info

Olivier Horiot is one of the Champagne region's more recent revelations and one of our favourites. He cultivates seven grape varieties in Riceys, most being Pinot Noir as well as some Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier and Arbane, one of the region's more traditional grapes. The 5 Sens cuvée is made from an original blend of five grape varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier and Arbane), from five different terroirs, all vinified separately. It offers a seductive nose characterised by ripe fruit. The palate is vinous and dynamic, positively bursting with fruit (apple, grape and small red berries). We recommend opening this bottle with a dish like poached turbot or poultry with morels.

5 Sens Olivier Horiot serve at a temperature of 9°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Turbot poché en julienne de légumes, Poularde aux morilles, Langoustines aux truffes noires et lit de racines.

  • Vintage score: 17/20
  • Lot presentation
    5 Sens Olivier Horiot

    Cuvée presentation

    Olivier Horiot is one of the Champagne region's more recent revelations and one of our favourites. He cultivates seven grape varieties in Riceys, most being Pinot Noir as well as some Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier and Arbane, one of the region's more traditional grapes. The 5 Sens cuvée is made from an original blend of five grape varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier and Arbane), from five different terroirs, all vinified separately. It offers a seductive nose characterised by ripe fruit. The palate is vinous and dynamic, positively bursting with fruit (apple, grape and small red berries). We recommend opening this bottle with a dish like poached turbot or poultry with morels.

    Information about domain Olivier Horiot

    Located in Les Riceys, the Olivier Horiot domain has belonged to the same family for several generations. The villages that makes up Les Riceys have a tumultuous past (in its long history, it has been defined and redefined as both Burgundy and Champagne) yet Olivier Horiot has succeeded in producing innovative and unusual wines from biodynamic viticulture and natural processes. Les Riceys is in fact the only village in the Champagne region permitted to produce both non-sparkling (red and white Côteaux Champenois as well as rosé) and sparkling wines. Since 1999, Olivier Horiot has made it his mission to bring back the region's seven indigenous grape varieties, producing cuvées coveted by both beginners and seasoned enthusiasts. Olivier Horiot has been a revelation in the Champagne region in recent years. His family has lived in Les Riceys in the heart of the Côte des Bar part of Champagne for generations. Furthering its uniqueness, Les Riceys is the only one in Champagne to boast three appellations. One of these is Champagne, of course, but there are also two non-sparkling wine appellations: Côteaux Champenois (red and white) and Rosé des Riceys. The latter is an astonishing and aromatic rosé. Its appeal may be narrow, but the talent Olivier Horiot has ensured it is perfectly crafted. Horiot farms 8.5 hectares in the commune of Les Riceys. The majority is planted with Pinot Noir (classic variety for Aube), but he also grows Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier and Arbane, an old, traditional variety that is increasingly popular with "specialised" winegrowers. Olivier Horiot has taken over new vineyard parcels (through family or acquisition) and since 2013, the vineyard has had official organic and biodynamic accreditation (Biodyvin). Olivier Horiot has also built and fitted out a brand-new cellar, providing the best possible conditions for wine production where the grapes can reach their full potential. Possibly inspired by nearby Burgundy, the domain is increasingly separating out its different terroirs into distinct cuvées. The result is superb champagnes with a strong personality that stand out from the often more anonymous blended champagnes.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 1 Bottle
    • Level: 1 into-neck
    • Label: 1 good appearance
    • Origin: Producer
    • Recoverable VAT: Yes
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 12 %
    • Country/Region: Champagne
    • Appellation/Wine: Champagne
    • Producer/Owner: Olivier Horiot
    • Vintage: 2016
    • Color: Sparkling
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Biodynamics 
    • Size (in ha): 8.5
    • Intensity: Low dosage
    • Dominant aroma: White fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: Chardonnay, Pinot noir, pinot blanc, Pinot meunier, arbane
    5 Sens Olivier Horiot
    5 Sens Olivier Horiot

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