Charles Heidsieck Millésimé 2013 The Wine Gate Shop
Charles Heidsieck Millésimé 2013 The Wine Gate Shop
Charles Heidsieck Millésimé 2013 The Wine Gate Shop
Charles Heidsieck Millésimé 2013 The Wine Gate Shop
France

Champagne – Champagne

Charles Heidsieck Millésimé 2013

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WA - ROBERT PARKER

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) Experimenting shipments with sailing boats (American allocation of Champagne Charlie has been shipped by sailing boat in 2022 as a first step

The Vintage

AN UNCONVENTIONAL VINTAGE, THE FRUIT OF CONTRASTING WEATHER CONDITIONS


The 2013 vintage is treasured by Charles Heidsieck for its powerful and pure profile. The vintage’s DNA is unique, marked by generosity, a rich texture and complemented by an exceptional freshness that crowns the harmony of the wine.

Information

  • Domain Charles Heidsieck
  • Vineyard Champagne
  • Color
    White
  • Vintage 2013
  • Variety 57 % Pinot Noir
    43% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol degrees12°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

EYE: A beautiful golden robe offers glints of green accentuated by a delicate, dynamic effervescence.

NOSE: The initial nose introduces intense toasted and smoky notes along with ripe fruit. When swirled in the glass, the nose takes on a heartier dimension with touches of apricot and vineyard peaches. The aromatic concentration, due to a heat wave of several weeks, is reminiscent of the summer sun.

PALATE: The attack is taut and decisive. the creamy texture, the crisp fruitiness and spiced notes of cinnamon, liquorice and pepper are the hallmark of the House style

Temperature

10°

Drinking window

2023- 2033

Wine and food pairing

Tempura shrimp, pigeon and pignolia nut pastilla, or “Katsu” chicken with roasted green asparagus and a touch of aged Balsamic vinegar. Corsican Brocciu, Ossau-Iraty.