Charles Heidsieck, Brut Réserve
395,00 kr. inc. vat
Only 2 left in stock
|Dimensions||7,5 × 7,5 × 30 cm|
40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier
|Bottles per case||
Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve is a celebrated non-vintage Champagne produced by the esteemed Champagne house Charles Heidsieck, which was founded in Reims in 1851.
Brut Réserve is one of the flagship wines of the house, and it is crafted from a blend of approximately equal parts Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier.
Of the sixty Champagne crus chosen to produce this emblematic cuvée, three are pillars of the Brut Réserve style:
Oger: (Grand Cru Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs) gives it its fleshy and generous notes.
Ambonnay: (Grand Cru Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims) is synonymous with power, structure and fruity notes.
Verneuil: (Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne) ensures its balance and smooth texture.
What sets Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve apart is the high proportion of reserve wines in the blend - often 50% or more - and the fact that these wines have been aged for several years in a labyrinth of Gallo-Roman chalk cellars known as 'crayeres'. This extended aging on lees contributes to the wine's depth, complexity, and rich, toasty character.
In the glass, you can expect Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve to display a golden hue with a stream of tiny, persistent bubbles. On the nose, the wine offers complex and elegant aromas of freshly baked brioche, roasted notes and ripe, sun-kissed fruits - mango, apricot, mirabelle plum, as well as dried fruits, pistachio and almond.
The texture evokes the crunch of a layer of creamy nougat, with fleshy fruits like plums and cherries. The smoothness is provided by the selection of reserve wines. The finish reveals amber and vanilla notes as well as a touch of praline.
The complexity and richness of Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve allow it to pair well with a wide range of dishes, including seafood, white meats, and creamy cheeses. It can also be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif.