Charles Heidsieck Champagne Charlie
Born June 17, 1822, Charles-Camille Heidsieck was a gentleman entrepreneur with a taste for adventure. The authenticity and principles of the man known to the Americans as “Champagne Charlie” have inspired the unique quality of his Champagnes, stored in thousand-year-old Crayères, or chalk cellars. Five generations have since succeeded at the helm of the House, championing that early vision of an exceptional quality, unique champagne.
“For this new edition of Charlie, I took my inspiration from previous editions, tasting each of the past releases to reconnect with the initial creation. My first impression was overwhelming; the freshness and aromatic intensity and silky saline finish could be systematically found in all the wines, as if these qualities transcended the effect of vintage. It was the key.”
–Cyril Brun, Cellarmaster
DELUXE FOR THE EYE
Dazzling, luminous golden robe.
A SCENT OF EMOTION
Notes of grapefruit, roasted pineapple enlivened with the vivacity of toasted and mineral notes. After several seconds, aromas of fresh fruits (apricots, vineyard peaches) briefly appear to give way to persistent notes of pastry.
A TREASURY OF FLAVOUR
The texture is truly the soul of Charlie, where we find that paradox of juvenile freshness and fleshiness, with a silkiness fitting of a more mature wine. This “dry fleshiness” is enhanced with a highly nuanced effervescence, composed of extremely harmonious bubbles. The finish reveals candied citrus and the exotic notes of passion fruit.
Origin of Crus: 20% of Pinot Noir from 2016 Harvest, sourced in Aÿ - Grand Cru from the Montagne de Reims.
Laid in Cellars in: 2017
Disgorged in: October 2021
Cellaring: Immediately and until 2050