Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve
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.