Charles Heidsieck is one of the most admired Champagne houses thanks to the unrivalled and consistently high quality of its wines. Founded in 1851 by the man who would become known as ‘Champagne Charlie’, this family-owned house is the smallest of the Grandes Marques. Their size, and commitment to excellence, has been underpinned by a winemaking team that between them have been named `Sparkling Winemaker of the Year` at the International Wine Challenge 16 times.
Wines from no fewer than 60 different crus go into the assemblage for this Brut Réserve cuvée, one third each coming from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. 40% of the blend comes from aged reserve wine (much higher than seen elsewhere). These factors, along with the long, 40+ month maturation in bottle, explains the intense flavour complexity, sensuous texture and superbly fresh length of this Non-Vintage champagne.
Radiant, pale gold colour with fine, persistent bubbles. The nose is characterised by complex pastry aromas, with notes of apricot, toasted hazelnut and honey. This is expressive, precise, and palate-cleansing, with the perfect balance of freshness and generosity.