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Charles Heidsieck

Brut Vintage 2012 Bottle (0.75L) | Naked Bottle

The Charles Heidsieck Brut Vintage 2012 is a vintage designed for ageing, full of minerality, complexity and elegance. The year 2012 has been much talked about. Probably because of its chaotic viticultural past, finally rewarded by a breathtaking harmony, almost miraculous. Today the 2012 vintage has found its place among the greatest years of Champagne.

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    2012 was an evident vintage for Charles Heidsieck. After a brilliant 2008 vintage that we had to wait for, 2012 is a “classic” vintage in the noble sense of the word. Made of ten meticulously selected Grands Crus and Premiers Crus, this cuvée seduces with its appealing smoothness, its aromatic intensity and its saline freshness, characteristic of the House. The elegance and deepness of the Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésime 2012 make it ideal for tasting. It will perfectly pair with the finest dishes. Crafted for long ageing, this vintage will easily find its place in your cellar and will undoubtedly retain all its freshness.
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    Awards: Mundu Vini: Grand OR International Wine Challenge: OR 96/100 Decanter: 94/100 RVF: 93/100 Editor’s Choice Bettane & Dessauve: 18/20 Best Wine of The World Competition 2021: 2nd best Vintage Champagne and 11th/100 best champagne 2021
    To the eye

    The colour of the 2012 is a beautiful pale yellow gold, the bubble is fine and dynamic.

    On the nose

    The first nose is still shy: grilled, smoky notes, liquorice evoking mineral earth. After a while the wine opens up, the fruitiness takes on another dimension: apricot, sloe, quince, fresh almonds, with an exotic touch of blueberry. This aromatic concentration is typical of the vintage, which makes it so interesting.

    In the mouth

    The attack is mineral with a lot of tension; the freshness is well present, signature of its noble composition. The mid-palate reveals notes of quince, vanilla and vine peach. The finish is firm, crisp, cubic with a length that will be an invitation to gastronomy. A nice vintage to which time will bring a lot of complexity and generosity.

    Food & champagne pairings

    Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésime 2012 is ideally suited to flavours from the land: smoked poultry breast, bean salad with coriander. From the sea: Roast monkfish with Serrano sauce and oyster mushrooms. Or sweet notes such as a caramel and salted butter millefeuilles with roasted hazelnut slivers.

    Ideal operating temperature

    To appreciate all its finesse and aromas, champagne should be enjoyed chilled (but not iced). Depending on the cuvée, the ideal serving temperature is between 8 and 12°C.

    Potential of keeping

    From now until 12 years.

    Assembly :
    Blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, from the 10 Grands and Premiers Crus (Oger, Vertus, Chouilly, Cuis, Verzy, Aÿ, Ludes, Ambonnay, Tauxières, Avenay).
    Vinification :
    Maturation: over 6 years on lees.
    Dosage :
    8 g/liter

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