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 in the Champagne region.
This Brut Millésimé 2000 by Charles Heidsieck is made from exceptional Premiers and Grands Crus.
Vinification and ageing
Alcoholic fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation, which gives the wine its signature round and vinous style. The wine is then aged in vats and bottled. They will age for 12 years in the house’s chalk cellars in Reims.
Charles Heidsieck's Brut Millésimé 2000 comprises a blend of Pinot Noir (58%) and Chardonnay (42%).
The colour showcases a beautiful golden hue. The effervescence is fine and sustained.
Concentrated, the nose blends fragrances of undergrowth, humus and fern with floral notes of musky rose. The large proportion of Pinot Noir in the blend reveals spicy aromas of white pepper, liquorice and Espelette pepper.
Powerful and warm, the palate is seduced with its black fruit notes (blackcurrant, blackberry, blueberry), its smooth texture and its exceptional length. The structure of the Pinot Noir blends harmoniously with the complexity of the Chardonnay varietal.