Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs


IN ITS TYPICAL SAVOIR-FAIRE, THE HOUSE SERVES A NEW CUVÉE reinforcing that Charles Heidsieck was one of the very first Champagne Houses to demonstrate its passion for Chardonnay by producing a Blanc de Blancs with its 1949 vintage. There is also evidence that the Maison had produced such singular crus from the Côte des Blancs as early as1906. With this cuvée, relaunched in 2018, two of the House’s areas of expertise come together – the production of excellent white wines and the art of blending a large selection of wines from different years and terroirs – while managing the 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.

Tasting Notes

Pale gold and crystalline in appearance, the aromas of mature Chardonnay are immediately recognized. Resplendent with white peach, candied citrus, lime, and honeysuckle complemented by hints of hazelnut, the cuvée unfolds to subtle nuances of tangerine and lemon. With a freshness and tautness marked by the typical Charles generosity, this velvety, full-bodied cuvée features the aromatic complexity which is the hallmark of Charles Heidsieck and characterized by prolonged aging in the chalk cellars for 25% of this blend.

75% Chardonnay from the 2012 harvest and 25% reserve wines with an average age of 5 years. Composed mainly of crus from the Côte des Blancs (Oger, Vertus) completed by crus from Villers-Marmery, Trépail, Vaudemange, and Montgueux. Aged more than 4 years on the lees. To be enjoyed within 7 years.

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    Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs
    Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator, November 2018

    "Hints of toast and hazelnut form a rich thread running through the poached pear, plum, preserved lemon and grated ginger flavors of this mouthwatering Champagne, with a satiny bead. Disgorged 2017. Drink now through 2021. 90 cases imported"

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