Charles Heidsieck Blanc De Blanc

£62.50

Bottle Size 75cl
Alcohol 12% ABV
Style Non Vintage Champagne
Bottler Charles Heidseick
Country France
Storage Advice Best stored in a cool, dry place
Closure Cork
The Perfect Serve Serve slightly chilled in a flute
Service Temperature Between 10 and 12°C
When to Drink Special occasion/ dinner party
Food Pairing Cheese and Seafood
Colour/Appearance Golden
Grape Chardonnay
Tasting Notes
ON THE NOSE: the aromas of mature Chardonnay can be recognised initially: white peach, candied citrus with notes of lime, honeysuckle and fresh hazelnut, giving way to subtle hints of tangerine and lemon. ON THE PALATE: freshness and tautness mark this typically Charles generosity: the attack is pure and forthright, not aggressive but almost unconventionally suave for a Blanc de Blancs, so often en characterised as being sharp rather than creamy. The harmonious finish offers surprising minerality and a slight salinity

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Description

Charles Heidsieck was one of the very first Champagne Houses to demonstrate its passion for Chardonnay by producing a Blanc de Blancs in its 1949 vintage. There is also evidence that the Maison had produced some mono-crus from the Côte des Blancs as early as1906…  Through this cuvée, relaunched in 2018, two of the House’s areas of expertise come together: the production of great white wines and the art of blending a large selection of wines from different years and terroirs. The considerable challenge is to make opposites coexist: the tautness and the freshness of young chardonnays on the one hand, and the silky “Charles” character on the other.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg