Charles Heidsieck, Brut Réserve

395,00 DKK inc. vat

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Weight 1,6 kg
Dimensions 7,5 × 7,5 × 30 cm
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40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier

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Cardboard Box

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6

Charles Heidsieck, Brut Réserve, Non-Vintage

Brut Réserve from Charles Heidsieck is a sparkling wine of distinction, originating from the heart of France's Champagne region. This non-vintage wine is a testament to the prestige of the Charles Heidsieck house, founded in the mid-nineteenth century in the city of Reims.

The wine is a blend of three key grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier, each contributing roughly equal parts to the final cuvée. The grapes are sourced from sixty Champagne crus, with three primary contributors shaping the signature style of Brut Réserve.

Oger gives its fleshy and generous notes through Grand Cru Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. Ambonnay contributes power, structure, and fruity notes via Grand Cru Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims. Verneuil ensures balance and smoothness through Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne.

Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve stands out for its incorporation of a high proportion of reserve wines - often more than half of the blend. These wines have been matured for several years in unique Gallo-Roman chalk cellars, known as 'crayeres'. This process of extended lees aging lends the wine a depth and complexity that is matched by a rich, toasty character.

Upon serving, Brut Réserve presents a golden color with a consistent stream of tiny bubbles. It greets the nose with a complex bouquet of freshly baked brioche, roasted notes, and ripe fruits such as mango, apricot, and mirabelle plum. It also offers hints of dried fruits, pistachio, and almond.

The palate is treated to a texture reminiscent of creamy nougat, interspersed with fleshy fruits like plums and cherries. The smoothness is a tribute to the careful selection of reserve wines. The finish leaves a lingering impression of amber and vanilla, with a hint of praline.

With its complexity and richness, Charles Heidsieck Brut Réserve pairs excellently with a variety of dishes. Seafood, white meats, and creamy cheeses complement this wine beautifully. Alternatively, it can be enjoyed on its own as a sophisticated aperitif.

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