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    1 306
  • Producer ranking ?

    41
  • Decanting time

    15min
  • When to drink

    now to 2030
  • Food Pairing

    Salmon pastrami, antipasti & Feta-couscous salad

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The Story

Charles Heidsieck is one of the most admired Champagne houses thanks to the unrivalled and consistently high quality of its wines. The current range is one of the most awarded collections of wines in the world. The intricacies of the champagnes' complex make-up have been perfected over the years by one of the most celebrated winemaking teams in Champagne - between three winemakers they have been awarded 'Sparkling Winemaker of the Year' at the International Wine Challenge fifteen times. This winemaking legacy, paired with the house's flamboyant history since its foundation in 1851 by the man who would become known as 'Champagne Charlie', makes it a unique offering from Champagne: a house with great, hand-crafted wines, heritage and proven quality.

Charles Heidsieck have built exceptional relationships with the most experienced growers in the entire Champagne region. For the Rosé, fruit comes from top villages, such as Riceys, Ambonnay and Ay.

After the first fermentation in stainless steel each tank undergoes malolactic fermentation to soften the natural acidity. After blending with a base of 20% red and white reserve wines, and 5-6% of the Pinot Noir having been vinified as a red wine, the cuvée is bottled and yeast added to begin the second fermentation. The bottles are placed in the cellar at a temperature of about 10°C. In order to achieve the depth and complexity required by the house style, Charles Heidsieck age their Non-Vintage champagne for three years before disgorging, much longer than the legal requirement of 15 months.

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Tasting note

color

Light, Salmon and Bright

ending

Long, Lingering and Spicy

flavors

Raspberry, Vanilla, Apricot, Toasty, Creamy and Spice

nose

Youthful

recommend

Yes

taste

High in Acidity, Balanced, Youthful, Light, Fresh, Round, Harmonious and Dry

Verdict

Exotic and Sophisticated

Written Notes

The 80% of wines from the harvest year are blended with one third of each variety (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) while the 20% of reserve wines are blended in equal proportions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. All are vinified cru by cru, variety by variety, in stainless steel vats.

PRECISION: To reach perfect balance, between freshness and delicacy on the one hand and structure and complexity on the other, the Chef de Caves applies the “House signature” by introducing reserve wines intentionally selected younger - on average 7 or 8 years - than those in the Brut Réserve.

GENEROSITY: The 5 to 6% of great wines vinified as red naturally provide tannins and the scent of red fruits, to which the Chef de Caves will add judiciously for a full-bodied, generous wine.

INTENSITY: Matured for over three years in the unique, thousand year old crayères purchased by Charles Heidsieck in 1867. Part of the historical sites of the UNESCO’s world heritage list, the crayères inspired the large base and narrow neck of the new silhouette for the non-vintage wine bottles.

A sophisticated powdery pink hue with luminous glints of wild rose. Delicate, vivacious bubbles are the result of an aging period of over 36 months. A base of 20% of reserve wines, white and red, gives this rosé blend a subtle, yet complex nose. The first fragrances are reminiscent of traditional, home-made strawberry jam mixed with the fruitiness of orchard peaches. Then follows the warm luscious notes of gingerbread with a touch of cinnamon. The deep tantalizing and powerful mouthfeel – the result of aging in two thousand year old cellars – offers a burst of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry nestled in velvety whipped cream.

Color: pale peach-hued Nose: refined Palate: evolved, vibrant Ending: complex In a nutshell: classy Final verdict: Delicious toast and fruit
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Origin

Reims, Champagne

Drinking temperature

6-8C

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