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RP
92
JR
16.5
WS
91
Charles Heidsieck : Blanc de Blancs

Charles Heidsieck : Blanc de Blancs

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Charles Heidsieck : Blanc de Blancs

Charles Heidsieck reveals an aromatic and sophisticated Blanc de Blancs

The estate

An essential reference for great Champagne wines, the Charles Heidsieck House maintains a prestigious heritage with two thousand year old chalk pits. The pioneering Charles Heidsieck began to distinguish itself from the end of the 1980s through showcasing its multi-vintage Brut champagne’s exceptional capacity for aromatic evolution. In 1987, Charles Heidsieck was the first Champagne house to indicate its “cellaring” year to follow the evolution of the wine over time.

The vineyard

The Charles Heidsieck Champagne House owns a vineyard of around 60 hectares in Marne and Aube. This vineyard has received sustainable viticulture and High Environmental Value certifications. In addition to its own vineyard and through following the Champagne model, Charles Heidsieck supplements its vineyard with long-term supply contracts with rigorously selected wine-growers and cooperatives.

The wine

The Blanc de Blancs is an iconic cuvée which pays tribute to the know-how of Charles Heidsieck. In fact, it was in 1949, under the leadership of Charles-Marcel, the grandson of Charles Heidsieck, that the house was one of the pioneers in Champagne by creating the first ever Blanc de Blancs. In 2018, the Charles Heidsieck house decided to once again offer the Blanc de Blancs with the purpose of celebrating great champagnes and blending, two arts perfectly mastered by the house.

Blend

The Blanc de Blancs Charles Heidsieck elevates the grandeur of Chardonnay wines and is composed of 25% reserve wines, which combine in perfect harmony with the younger wines of the same year. The champagne has an incomparable patina which makes for the house’s signature during a long ageing process in the coolness of the house’s chalk pits.

Tasting

Colour

The wine is a delicate and crystalline light gold with luminous reflections.

Nose

The complex aromatic bouquet reveals fragrances of ripe fruit such as vine peach and candied citrus fruits, as well as subtle fragrances of white flower (linden, honeysuckle) and fresh hazelnuts. During aeration, flavourful notes of citrus (mandarin, lemon) are gradually exuded.

Palate

The palate seduces with its freshness and tension, as well as its velvety and mouth-coating texture. The persistent finish combines a delicious minerality with indulgent saline notes. An elegant, tight and deliciously generous Blanc de Blancs.

Wine critic
Charles Heidsieck : Blanc de Blancs
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Parker

92

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J. Robinson

16.5

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Wine Advocate-Parker :
Based on the 2012 vintage, the latest rendition of Heidsieck's NV Blanc de Blancs incorporates some 20% reserve wines, derived from younger vintages to emphasize what Cyril Brun described as the youthful side of Chardonnay, in contrast to the mature expression of that cépage offered by the house's Blanc de Millénaires. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of citrus oil, white flowers, green apple and walnut oil, complemented by some of the empyreumatic nuances so typical of the base vintage, it's a medium to full-bodied, elegantly textural and incisive wine that's lively and inviting. It was disgorged last year with nine grams per liter dosage.
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