Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime Vintage 2008 & 2012 Armchair Gift Pack

£155.00

Bottle Size 75cl
The 2012 vintage has found its place amongst the great Champagne years. The 2008 vintage is surely one that will also be remembered in Champagne.
Alcohol 12% ABV
Style Vintage Champagne 2008 & 2012
Bottler Charles Heidseick
Country France
Storage Advice Best stored in a cool, dry place
The 2008 Brut Vintage will reach its peak around 2022, though it is also possible to taste it now. It can age safely in the cellar until 2032. The 2012 is also perfectly suited for further ageing.
Closure Cork
The Perfect Serve Serve slightly chilled in a flute
2008 - 2012 -An excellent pairing with smoked dishes. A lovely vintage which will continue to develop great complexity and generosity over time." Cyril Brun
Colour/Appearance Pale Golden Yellow
with fine bubbles that are both delicate and dynamic
Grape Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
The House cultivates roughly 60 hectares of vines in the Marne and Aube regions of Champagne. The Charles Heidsieck 2008 and 2012 Vintage Brut is produced from Pinot Noir ( (60%) and Chardonnay (40%), grown on the parcels of Maison à Oger, Avenay Val d'Or, Aÿ, Chantilly and many other great terroirs. The fruit included in the blend of the Brut Vintage 2008 & 2012 is exclusively harvested from Premiers et Grands Crus.
Tasting Notes nose
2008 - The effervescence here is quite fine. On the nose, the bouquet is complex. with notes of candied citrus and dried fruits, with overtones of pecan and hazelnut 2012 -Initially the nose shows subtle toasted and smoked notes with a touch of licquorice and earthy tones. when swirled in a glass fruity notes of apricot and fresh almonds add an extra dimension.
Palate
2008 - The attack is vivacious and taut before pivoting to a rounder, more generous texture, leading to an iodine tautness and a more pronounced minerality. 2012 -Mineral and taut with excellent freshness, with notes of Quince, vanilla and vineyard peaches on the mid-palate
Finish
2008 - The long finish expresses a wealth of rich aromas unfurling notes of caramel and citrus such as yuzu. 2012 - Firm, crisp finish.

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Charles Heidseick has won more awards in the wine industry than any other house and this is testament to the quality of their wines.

2012 – A VINTAGE SUITED FOR LONG AGEING

The year 2012 made news. Not often does so chaotic and challenging a vintage provide wines with such incredible balance,
concentration and harmony. Today the 2012 vintage has found its place amongst the great Champagne years.

2012, a vintage, an evidence, a”classic” for Charles. The House has meticulously selected 10 Grands and Premiers Crus this cuvée is enticing for its pleasant smoothness, aromatic intensity and the saline freshness that is so typical of the House. Its elegance and depth make it ideal for enjoying and pairing with the most sophisticated dishes. It is also perfectly suited for further ageing.

2008 – ONE THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED IN CHAMPAGNE

The 2008 vintage is surely one that will be remembered in Champage. The seasons followed one another, generally characterised by mild temperatures. During the harvest, the sunshine was quite generous, promising a superb vintage ahead.

At the winery, the vinification of the Charles Heidsieck Brut Millésimé 2008 began with alcoholic fermentation and was followed by malolactic fermentation. The latter contributed a certain roundness and vinosity to the wine, which marks the signature style of the house. The wine was then matured in vats and bottled. They aged for 10 years in the chalk cellars of the estate in Reims.

The 2008 Brut Vintage will reach its peak around 2022, though it is also possible to taste it now. It can age safely in the cellar until 2032.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg