Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve

Champagne

HIGH PRECISION ROSÉ WINE. The Rosé Réserve takes its inspiration from the Brut Réserve blend, enhanced with great red Champagne wines that strengthen its generous, sharp identity and its delicately fruity mouthfeel. To achieve this ideal balance between freshness and structure, the Cellar Master selects reserve wines that are intentionally less aged than those used for the Brut Réserve.

Tasting Notes

EYE: Sophisticated powdery pink robe with luminous glints of wild rose. Delicate, vivacious bubbles are the result of extensive ageing in cellars.

NOSE: The proportion of reserve wines, white and red, give this rosé blend a subtle, yet complex nose. The initial fragrances recall home-made strawberry jam fresh from the stove, mixed with the fruitiness of vineyard peach, followed by luscious warm notes of gingerbread laced with a touch of cinnamon.

PALATE: The pronounced powerful mouthfeel offers a burst of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry nestled in velvety whipped cream.

This wine's structure and exquisite balance make it the perfect choice for an aperitif. Its versatility marries easily with the usual canapés as well as with simple dishes such as sushi, tapas, cold cuts, to name just a few.

FROM THE LAND: Bresaola carpaccio, Bologna mortadella, Iberian pork filet mignon
FROM THE SEA: Grilled prawns and lomo, Red mullet fillets marinated with pink berries, Salmon sashimi
CHEESES: Part-aged Dutch ‘Mimolette’ cheese, Burrata

A discerning blend of around 40 crus and a rigorous selection of juices drawn exclusively from the first press. Reserve wines of up to 35%, with an average age of 5 years. Long ageing of 3 to 4 years on lees, much longer than the norms of the region.

BLEND: 40% Pinot Noir (including 5% of red wines), 35% Chardonnay and 25% Meunier
VINIFICATION: cru by cru, varietal by varietal, in stainless steel vats 5 to 10% of wine vinified in old Burgundy oak barrels
DOSAGE: appropriate, 9 g/l
CELLARING: drink from now until 2030

THE GRAPE SELECTION IN THIS ROSÉ reflects the diversity of the Champagne terroir. As Charles-Camille Heidsieck did in his time, the House strives first and foremost to highlight the typicality of each cru, its potential for expression and the palette of its nuances year after year. This variety offers a very subtle balance with some crus providing fruity notes while others bring an impression of strength, and still others a great refinement. 5% of red wines from Les Riceys, a Côte des Bargem and the largest terroir in all Champagne.

  • 92

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    James Suckling, November 2021

    "A slew of red-berry, candied-orange and leaf-tea aromas welcomes you to this well-structured rosé Champagne. Bright acidity that’s quite pronounced at the slightly vegetal finish, but this also provides some tension. Based on 2014 base wines with 25% reserve wines, mostly of 3-8 years of age, the color coming from 5% pinot noir red wine from Les Riceys. Disgorged in 2021. Drink or hold."

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    Wine Enthusiast, December 2020

    "This is a finely balanced Champagne, hinting at red fruits with a dry edge and great fruitiness. It has bottle age that adds an extra dimension to the wine's fruit and acidity. This bottling, with its maturity, is ready to drink."

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  • 92+

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    Wine Advocate, April 2019

    "This bottle of the NV Rosé Réserve was based on the 2008 vintage, with the addition of 20% reserve wines and 5% or 6% of still red wine from Les Riceys in the Aube; it was disgorged in 2017, with 11 grams per liter dosage, meaning that it has spent longer sur lattes than most recent releases of Heidsieck's rosé. Salmon-pink in hue, it unfurls in the glass with a reserved bouquet of red berries, orange rind, brioche and gingerbread that will become more expressive with bottle age. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, with brisk acids, a fine but vigorous mousse and a tight-knit, nicely concentrated core, concluding with a saline finish. This is one of the most tensile, age-worthy rosés that I can recall tasting from Charles Heidsieck."

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  • 93

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    Wine Advocate, April 2019

    "This bottle of the 2005 Brut Rosé was disgorged in 2017 with ten grams per liter dosage. It's a lovely wine that offers up complex notes of red apple, mandarin, white cherries, brioche and nutmeg. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, pure and vibrant, with a fleshy core of fruit, brisk acids, a refined mousse and lovely chalky grip on the finish. This is a serious, vinous rosé that numbers among the challenging 2005 vintage's successes."

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  • 93

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    Wine Advocate, August 2019

    "The new release of Heidsick's NV Rosé Réserve is based on the 2012 vintage, with the usual 20% of reserve wines and some 6% still red wine from Les Riceys in the Aube. Already exhibiting considerable complexity, it wafts from the glass with scents of orange rind, red plums, gingerbread and red berries. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, satiny textured and fleshy, with lively acids and an attractively vinous profile. It was disgorged a few months ago with 11 grams per liter dosage."

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  • 93

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    Wine Spectator, December 2021

    "A toasty rosé Champagne, rich with hints of coffee liqueur and grilled nut, but framed by chiseled acidity that focuses the range of flavor, including baked raspberry, nectarine, candied ginger and verbena. Long and creamy, with a finely-detailed mousse. Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Disgorged 2020. Drink now through 2026. 510 cases imported."

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    Wine Spectator, November 2020

    "A graceful rosé Champagne, with a creamy mousse caressing the palate while juicy acidity creates a mouthwatering frame for the white cherry, grilled nut, candied pink grapefruit zest, ground ginger and cardamom spice flavors. Long and lovely on the finish, drawing you back for sip after sip. Disgorged 2018. Drink now through 2027. 510 cases imported."

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    Wine Spectator, October 2020

    "A graceful rosé Champagne, with a creamy mousse caressing the palate while juicy acidity creates a mouthwatering frame for the white cherry, grilled nut, candied pink grapefruit zest, ground ginger and cardamom spice flavors. Long and lovely on the finish, drawing you back for sip after sip. Disgorged 2018. Drink now through 2027"

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