Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve
At just 29 years of age, Charles-Camille Heidsieck decided to create his eponymous House in 1851. Despite being an heir – the Heidsiecks were one of the most respected families in the champagne world – he decided to forge his own path and establish his own dynasty, eager to embark on his own entrepreneurial journey.
Since then, he has continued to inspire his heirs, to show them the way, to fascinate them. On the occasion of the bicentenary of Charles-Camille Heidsieck's birth, the House has therefore decided to adorn its Brut Réserve cuvée and make it a refined and elegant Collector's Edition, a temple to its founder.
Colour: A deep golden robe marked by a delicate, orchestrated, and persistent effervescence, the result of a slow and long maturing process in chalk cellars.
Nose: The 50% reserve wines give an elegant nose: freshly baked brioche, roasted notes, and ripe, sun-kissed fruits - mango, apricot, mirabelle plum - as well as dried fruit, pistachio, and almond.
Plalte: The texture evokes the crunch of a layer of nougatine on a melting cream, with fleshy fruits, plums, and cherries. The smoothness is provided by the selection of reserve wines. The finish reveals amber and vanilla notes as well as a touch of praline.
Oger: (Grand Cru Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs) gives it its fleshy and generous notes.
Ambonnay: (Grand Cru Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims) is synonymous with power, structure, and fruity notes.
Verneuil: (Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne), ensures its balance and smooth texture.
Blending: 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier.
Vinification: Cru by cru, varietal by varietal, in stainless steel vats. 5 to 10% of wine vinified in old Burgundy oak barrels.