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Charles Heidsieck was one of the very first Champagne Houses to demonstrate its passion for Chardonnay by producing a Blanc de Blancs in its 1949 vintage. There is also evidence that the Maison had produced some mono-crus from the Côte des Blancs as early as1906... Through this cuvée, relaunched in 2018, two of the House’s areas of expertise come together: the production of great white wines and the art of blending a large selection of wines from different years and terroirs. The considerable challenge is to make opposites coexist: the tautness and the freshness of young chardonnays on the one hand, and the silky “Charles” character on the other.
The first modern time release was in 2018.
Base wine: 2012 (80%)
Reserve wines: On average 5 years old
Origin: mostly from Côte de Blancs – Oger and Vertu, the rest Vellers-Marmeny, Trepail, Vandemange and Motgueux.
Ageing: 4 years on lees
Residual sugar: 10 g/l