Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs Half-bottle (0.375L) | Naked Bottle
Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs Half Bottle offers an explosive and voluptuous energy. This 100% Chardonnay champagne has an elegant tension. It brings together two opposites : the tension and freshness of young Chardonnays on the one hand; the silkiness and long ageing on the other. It is mineral and silky, generous and fleshy. Its aromatic complexity is what makes Charles Heidsieck wines so famous.
As a gift, For a dinner, For a special occasion or an event
Blanc de Blancs
The House of Charles Heidsieck was one of the first Champagne Houses to make its passion for Chardonnays a reality by producing a Blanc de Blancs from the 1949 harvest. There are also some accounts of the existence of the single-vineyard wines of the Côte des Blancs produced by Charles Heidsieck in 1906… Through this 100% Chardonnay cuvée, reintroduced in 2018, two of the House’s skills come together: that of making great white wines, as well as the art of blending a wide selection of wines from different years and terroirs. The challenge is to make opposites coexist: the tension and freshness of young Chardonnays on the one hand; the silkiness and long ageing on the other.
The Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs blend is made from the juice of the first press only and a fine selection of 10 Chardonnay plots, the most sought-after grapes in the region, expressing their freshness in a frank attack and a lively finish. Thanks to the 25% reserve wines and a prolonged maturation period of 3 to 4 years in the chalk cellars, the Blanc de Blancs Charles Heidsieck has a silky effervescence.
The half-bottle format (0.375l), with gift-box, is ideal for your one-to-one tasting moments, your small attentions, your gifts and your corporate events.
The first impression is a crystalline pale gold with some reflections typical of the Chardonnay grape.
Ripe Chardonnay aromas emerge: vine peach, candied citrus, with hints of lime, honeysuckle, fresh hazelnut. A second nose has subtle notes of mandarin and lemon.
Freshness and tension are wrapped up in this typically Charles generosity: the attack is frank, pure, without being aggresive with a smoothness that is almost atypical for a Blanc de Blancs that is often described as more tense than creamy. The well-balanced finish surprises with both minerality and salinity.
Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs is ideally paired with earthy flavours: Tomino cheese marinated in herbs with rocket salad, Veal escalope Milanese style (contrast type of match, freshness vs. fried butter).
From the sea: Seafood platter, White fish tartar, White fish ceviche, Oysters, Shrimps.
Cheese: Fresh cheese, fresh goat cheese.
Or sweet notes such as Meringues with lime (agreement on sugar/acidity contrast), Panna Cotta "Mojito flavour" with lime and mint but without too much sugar and without rum.
Blend : Blend of 100% Chardonnay, 75% of which are wines of the year and 25% reserve wines with an average age of 5 years.
Vinification : Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs is a selective blend of 10 Chardonnay vintages, the most sought-after grapes in the region, mostly from the Côte des Blancs (Oger, Vertus), completed by Villers-Marmery, Trépail, Vaudemange and Montgueux. An exceptional maturation of more than 4 years on lees.
Ageing potential : To be enjoyed within 7 years.
Dosage : 8 g/litre
Characteristics : Awards and medals :
- Bettane & Desseauve 2020: 17.5/20
- La Revue du Vin de France 2020: 15.5/20
- Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2020: Silver
- International Wine Challenge: Non-Vintage Champagne Trophy - 96/100
- Sommelier Wine Awards: Gold
- Decanter World Wine Award: 90/100
- Mundus Vini: Gold
- Wine Advocate : 93/100
- BWW Competition 2021: Gold (category best champagne in the world)"- Jancis Robinson 2021: 18+.
Characteristics : Non Vintage