Charles Heidsieck : Vintage 2008

Charles Heidsieck : Vintage 2008

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Charles Heidsieck : Vintage 2008

A generous and aromatic champagne by Charles Heidsieck

The producer

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 vineyard

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.

The wine

Charles Heidsieck's Brut Millésimé 2008 stems from the house's parcels in Oger, Avenay Val d'Or, Aÿ, Chantilly and many other fine Champagne terroirs. The grapes used in the Brut Millésimé 2008 blend are exclusively from Premiers and Grands Crus.

Vinification and ageing

Alcoholic fermentation is followed by malolactic fermentation, which gives the wine the round and vinous characteristic of the house’s wines. The wine is then aged in vats and bottled. They will age for 10 years in the house’s chalky cellars in Reims.

The blend

Charles Heidsieck's Brut 2008 comprises a blend of Pinot Noir (60%) and Chardonnay (40%).

Charles Heidsieck's Brut Millésimé 2008: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting


The colour is a beautiful golden with subtle green highlights. The effervescence boasts a great finesse.


The bouquet is beautifully complex.


Notes of dried fruit and candied citrus fruit emerge on the palate. The finish is persistent, with notes of caramel and yuzu.


The Brut Millésimé 2008 has an excellent ageing potential and can be cellared until 2032.

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Charles Heidsieck : Vintage 2008
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J. Robinson
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Disgorged in February 2019 with eight grams per liter dosage, the 2008 Brut Millésimé unfurls in the glass with beautiful aromas of citrus oil, crisp green apple, linden, fresh walnuts and warm bread. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, taut and incisive, with a deep and layered core that integrates its racy spine of acidity, excellent concentration and a long, delicately nutty finish. Impeccably balanced, this is Heidsieck's finest vintage bottling since the 1980s.