Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs The Wine Gate Shop
Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs The Wine Gate Shop
Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs The Wine Gate Shop
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Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs

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Ratings

93 100

WINE SPECTATOR

97 100

DECANTER

The Estate

A Champagne heir driven by a spirit of conquest and a taste for a challenge, Charles Heidsieck was a gentleman-entrepreneur who was very comfortable amongst the daring atmosphere of the 19th century. The founder of his own House at the age of 29, he wanted to build it in his own image: distinguished and distinguished from others.

Charles Camille-Heidsieck was the first owner of a Champagne House to visit the United States in 1852, travelling there to establish his House and win renown for his champagnes. He would make the journey 4 times over the course of 10 years and single-handedly made a huge impact on developing the American market. His ambition was visionary, in an era where most Houses were established in Europe for logistical and commercial reasons and were more focused on the royal courts than on the burgeoning bourgeoisie of America. Charles Heidsieck became a key figure there: Champagne Charlie.

The authenticity and principles of this man have inspired since 1851 the unique quality of his Champagnes, stored in thousand-year-old Crayères, or chalk cellars. Five generations have succeeded at the helm of the House, championing that early vision of an exceptional quality, unique champagne. The takeover in 2011 by Christopher Descours and the EPI group has opened the door to a new and international ambition. For further information, visit charlesheidsieck.com or our social media channels.

The vineyard

Charles Heidsieck is BCorp certified.

The certification recognizes Charles Heidsieck as a company that meets high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

― HVE since 2015 (high environmental value certifcation)

― All the House’s vines are covered with grass protecting the life of the soils

― No herbicides and pesticides

― Sexual confusion to protect vineyards from butterflies larvae

― Installation of beehives to perserve biodiversity

― Use of wooden stakes (instead of metal)

― Only green bottles (recyclable and less energy consuming)

― Sugar for the dosage sourced from Champagne beetroot to preserve the essence of the wine (neutral sweetness)

The wine

THE SPIRIT OF CHARLES, THE CHARACTER OF A GENTLEMAN

A gentleman-entrepreneur in the daring 19th century, Charles Heidsieck was a Champagne heir with an immoderate taste for challenge. At the age of 29, he decided to found a House in his own image: authentic, distinguished and absolutely different from the others. True to this spirit, his grandson Charles-Marcel created the first Blanc de Blancs in 1949, confirming the style of a House that is available in all grape varieties.


THE ALLIANCE OF OPPOSITES


The Blanc de Blancs Charles Heidsieck is a wine whose particular substance resists the classic oenological description. It is a wine that appeals to all the senses, especially the sense of touch. Through this cuvée, two of the House's skills come together: the art of making great white wines and the art of blending a large selection of Chardonnay wines from different years and terroirs.

Information

  • Domain Charles Heidsieck
  • Vineyard Champagne
  • Color
    White
  • Variety 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol degrees12°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

EYE: pale, crystalline gold with the typical glints of the Chardonnay varietal.

NOSE: the aromas of mature Chardonnay can be recognised initially: white peach, candied citrus with notes of lime, honeysuckle and fresh hazelnut, giving way to subtle hints of tangerine and lemon.

PALATE: freshness and tautness mark this typically Charles generosity: the attack is pure and forthright, not aggressive with a surprising suavity for a Blanc de Blancs and emblematic of the maturation of wines in two thousand-year-old chalk cellars.

Temperature

10°

Drinking window

2025 - 2030

Wine and food pairing

The Chardonnays of this Blanc de Blancs express themselves in a frank attack and a well-balanced finish that surprises with its minerality. This saline character and elegant tension will be perfectly enhanced with seafood or soft cheeses that will contrast with its vivacity.