Celebrating its 175th Anniversary, Penfolds Announces Collaboration with Champagne House Thiénot
Penfolds, in collaboration with Champagne House Thiénot, unveils three new Champagnes from 2012 Vintage to celebrate its 175th anniversary.
To celebrate its 175th anniversary, Australian winemaker Penfolds has unveiled a new collaboration with family-owned Champagne House Thiénot and thus, marks the start of a wonderful French and Australian wine alliance. The collaboration unveils three Champagnes, all made from grapes sourced from prestigious and highly regarded vineyards in Champagne from the spectacular 2012 vintage.
The three Champagnes of the collection are 2012 Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvée as well as two single vineyard wines – 2012 Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Blanc de Blancs (Avize Grand Cru) and 2012 Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Blanc de Noirs (Aÿ Grand Cru).
Reflective of both Thiénot and Penfolds wine styles and philosophies, the Champagnes are modern reflections showcasing fruit, freshness, and finesse that resulted from an unexpected encounter between two major wine regions, one belonging to the old world and the other to the new world, but with one single common goal: to produce great Champagnes.
The 2012 Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvée synergistically creates its own stage and commands its own space. It is known from the first sip and sniff that time will be kind to this wine. The Blanc de Noirs (Grand Cru) is sourced solely from a significant Aÿ vineyard, while the Blanc de Blancs (Grand Cru) is sourced from a regal single vineyard with vines up to sixty years old which made them singular, expressive and special.
The first of the Champagne releases, 2012 Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Chardonnay Pinot Noir Cuvée will be available at Heinemann Tax & Duty Free Sydney from June 2019 at an RRP of $280.00 AUD for an exclusive period of time and after, will be available in selected airport locations around the world. The 2012 Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Blanc de Blancs (Avize Grand Cru) and 2012 Champagne Thiénot x Penfolds Blanc de Noirs (Aÿ Grand Cru) will be released in 2020.