Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Reserve NV France 750ml
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV
Charles Heidsieck is the our Harris Farm in-house sommelier’s choice this year offering a powerful yet elegant style and huge value at the same time. A staggering 40% of this NV style is made of reserve wines with an average age of at least 10 years, this is an extraordinary practice for a non-vintage style within the Champagne region. Taken from the best crus from the best years, the wines placed in reserve are kept for between 5 to 15 years, if not more, and are composed of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay which contributes to both the elegant style and restrained power intrinsic to this champagne. All 3 champagne varieties are used in equal parts from that year including Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
TO THE EYE: the Brut Réserve boasts a deep golden hue. Delicate, vivacious and long-lasting bubbles are the result of a long, slow maturing process in chalk cellars*.
ON THE NOSE: thanks to 40 % of reserve wines, the blend oers a complex, elegant, voluptuous nose with a touch of freshly baked brioche, rich toasted notes and sun-drenched
fruits - mango, apricot and mirabelle plum - accented by dried fruits, pistachio and almond.
ON THE PALATE: the texture is reminiscent of a crisp layer of nougatine on a velvety cream pastry, lled with plump red plums and ripe cherries. e selection of reserve wines gives the wine lushness. e nish reveals a touch of praline along with vanilla and glazed notes.
60% of wines of the year: 1/3 of Pinot Noir, 1/3 of Meunier
and 1/3 of Chardonnay
40 % of reserve wines: 50% Pinot Noir - 50% Chardonnay
with an average age of 10 years
COMPOSITION: 60 crus
AGEING: over 4 years in chalk cellars
TO BE ENJOYED: within 7 years