As the name suggests, L’Invitation is Huré Frères’ introductory Champagne: an invitation to discover their style and range. This Brut spends 30 to 36 months in contact with the lees, giving it creamy texture and classic notes of toasted bread and hazelnut. This is well-balanced by ripe fruit flavours, bright acidity and an energetic bead. A lovely aperitif style of Champagne that is charming and versatile.
The Huré Family own 10 hectares of vines across the Montagne de Reims. Brothers François and Pierre work under the guidance of their father Raoul in this close-knit family business. They started adopting biodynamic methods in 2006, and fine-tune their vineyard work to each individual parcel, something François learned while working in Burgundy.
Their attention to detail may be micro-local but their outlook is global. They cite Hubert De Montille from Domaine de Montille in Volnay for his amazing way to express each vineyard, and Mat Donaldson from Pegasus Bay Winery in New Zealand as influences and inspiration.