Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve The Wine Gate Shop
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve The Wine Gate Shop
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve The Wine Gate Shop
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve The Wine Gate Shop
France

Champagne – Champagne

Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve

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Ratings

92 100

WINE SPECTATOR

94 100

JAMES SUCKLING

18 20

JANCINS ROBINSON

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.

A durable approach from the vineyard to the bottle

― HVE since 2015 (high environmental value certification)

― 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

COMPLEX THEREFORE INTRIGUING... IN CHARLES’ IMAGE


Particularly renowned for its unique aromatic signature, this non-vintage champagne delivers a complex and indulgent nose with a precise, yet luscious mouthfeel that testify to a quality that the world’s most accomplished tasters and aficionados can recognise blind

Information

  • Domain Charles Heidsieck
  • Vineyard Champagne
  • Color
    White
  • Variety 40% Pinot Noir
    40% Chardonnay
    20% Meunier
  • Alcohol degrees12°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

EYE : the Brut Réserve boasts a deep golden hue. Delicate, vivacious and long-lasting bubbles are the result of a long, slow maturing process in chalk cellars.

NOSE: thanks to 50 % of reserve wines, the blend offers an elegant nose: freshly baked brioche, rich toasted notes and sun-drenched fruits - mango, apricot and mirabelle plum - accented by dried fruits, pistachio and almond.

PALATE: the texture is reminiscent of a crisp layer of nougatine on a velvety cream pastry, filled with plump red plums and ripe cherries. The selection of reserve wines gives the wine lushness. The finish reveals a touch of praline along with vanilla and glazed notes

Temperature

10°

Drinking window

2023 - 2030

Wine and food pairing

The finesse and aromatic richness of this wine allow it to be easily matched with both land and sea food.