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