Champagne CHARLES HEIDSIECK Brut Réserve Bottle (0.75L) | Naked Bottle
A multi-vintage wine, of high precision. It is with its Brut Réserve that the House has chosen to express the essence of its style. Particularly distinctive, Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve reveals itself with complexity, precision, generosity and deepness.
The Charles Heidsieck signature:
Particularly distinctive, the Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve is the result of a demanding and precise blend of around 60 crus (i.e. less than 20% of the villages in the Champagne region), including 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier enriched with a high proportion of 50% reserve wines that are sometimes over 20 years old, a guarantee of an exceptional fleshy texture. The wines of the year, in a proportion of one third for each grape variety (Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir), are vinified plot by plot in stainless steel tanks.
The “4th grape variety” time at Charles Heidsieck:
The blend can exceed 50% reserve wines, which are sometimes over 20 years old. An extended maturation period of 3 to 4 years in thousand-year-old chalk cellars, well beyond the Appellation’s standards of 15 months.
The Brut Réserve has a deep golden colour. A fine, elegant and persistent effervescence, thanks to a slow and long maturation in the chalky cellars.
The 50% reserve wines give a complex, elegant and greedy nose: freshly baked brioche, roasted notes and ripe, sun-drenched fruits - mango, apricot, mirabelle plum - as well as dried fruits, pistachio and almond.
The texture evokes the crunch of a thin layer of nougatine on a melting cream, with fleshy fruits, plums and cherries. The smoothness is provided by the selection of reserve wines. The finish reveals amber and vanilla notes as well as a touch of praline.
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve is ideally paired with flavours from the land: San Daniele ham, lamb fillet in a sweet spice crust. From the sea: Tartar of smoked salmon, Monkfish in a meunière spirit, ceps and chanterelles. Cheese: Brie de Meaux / Chaource, Mozzarella Di Bufala. Or sweet notes like a Mirabelle Muffin.
Blend : A blend of approximately 60 crus (i.e. less than 20% of the villages in the Champagne region), including 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier enriched with a high proportion of 50% reserve wines, some of which are over 20 years old.
Vinification : An exceptional maturation of more than 4 years in chalk cellars.
Ageing potential : To be enjoyed from now until 10 years.
Dosage : 8 g/litre
Characteristics : Awards and medals: - Bettane & Desseauve 2020: 17/20 - La Revue du Vin de France 2021: 91/100 - International Wine Challenge: Gold 95/100 - Decanter World Wine Award: 92/100 - Australian Wine Challenge: 97/100 - Wine Spectator: 92/100 - Mundus Vini: Gold - Jancis Robinson 2021: 18+.