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Charles Heidsieck

When Daniel Thibault died, tragically early, in 2002, Champagne lost one of the greatest Chef de Caves of the twentieth century. Few had been able to stamp personality so strongly onto a range; few had created so many great Champagnes from what at times were modest raw materials; few had innovated as daringly and successfully.

 

    

 

Thibault’s successor Regis Camus has quite a challenge on his hands, even though he worked with Thibault for 8 years. The single word that so aptly sums up the Charles Heidsieck style is “cream”: these are soft, caressing Champagnes of ample grain and texture; their flavours are accessible, soothing, nourishing. 

Reserves stored on their lees, as you might guess, are a key element for achieving this. The Mise en Cave series, which has replaced the non-vintage Brut Reserve at this house, contains up to 40% reserves, some of 10 year antiquity. These wines, which are released in batches of three different “mises”, are labeled with the date at which they trundle down into the cellars for their second fermentation. They are based, in other words, on 60% of wine from the previous vintage from that shown on the label.

It does mark a break with Champagne tradition and a move away from the branded ideals since difference, rather than consistency is the point; the back labels and neck labels, too, are radically informative. This house also produces two of the most reliably great of all Prestige Champagnes; the lengthily aged, sumptuously creamy, almost fig-fruited vintage Blanc de Millenaire and the deeper, more Pinot-rich Champagne Charlie, packed with tangerine and peach and with a lasso-round style (though with an off-puttingly vulgar label)

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In May 2015 after the tragic death of Cellar Master Thierry Roset, Charles Heidsieck called on reknowned Chef De Cave Cyril Brun to join the team. Cyril is currently in charge of winemaking, vinification and ensuring the House style is positioned and produced favourably,  to the unparalled standards that his predecessor's would expect and admire.

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Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV

The first Champagne to clearly state the year it was laid down in the cellars-""Mis en Cave"". This allowed the consumer to work out the exact make up of the blend, plus there ...
Bottle Size: 750ML
Sale Price 
$85.00
Each
$95.00
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV 6 Pack

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV 6 Pack

The first Champagne to clearly state the year it was laid down in the cellars-""Mis en Cave"". This allowed the consumer to work out the exact make up of the blend, plus there ...
Bottle Size: 750ML
Sale Price 
$500.00
Each
$550.00
Charles Heidsieck Vintage 2005

Charles Heidsieck Vintage 2005

Charles Heidseick Vintage 2005, (60% Pinot Noir, 40 % Chardonnay) is by all accounts testiment to what was claimed as an exceptional vintage in champagne.
Bottle Size: 750ML
Sale Price 
$130.00
Each
$150.00
Charles Heidsieck Vintage Rose 2006

Charles Heidsieck Vintage Rose 2006

Charles Heidsieck Vintage Rose 2006 delivers copper tones and slight salmon hues, with the blend consisting of 8-10% Pinot noir and the remaining 90 % comprising 63% Pinot and 37% Chardonnay.
Bottle Size: 750ML
Sale Price 
$150.00
Each
$170.00
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