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Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs N.V.

JAMES HALLIDAY 97 POINTS! 100% CHARDONNAY, TAUT, GENEROUS AND FULL-BODIED.
    

"Charles Heidsieck was one of the very first Champagne Houses to demonstrate its passion for Chardonnay by producing a Blanc de Blancs in its 1949 vintage. There is also evidence that the Maison had produced some mono-crus from the Côte des Blancs as early as 1906...  Through this cuvée, relaunched in 2018, two of the House’s areas of expertise come together: the production of great white wines and the art of blending a large selection of wines from different years and terroirs. The considerable challenge is to make opposites coexist: the tautness and the freshness of young chardonnays on the one hand, and the silky “Charles” character on the other.

An aromatic complexity that is the hallmark of Charles Heidsieck wines. A velvety effervescence, thanks to 25% of reserve wines and prolonged ageing in the chalk cellars." - Charles Heidseick

"One of the pioneers of the blanc de blancs style, Charles Heidsieck only relaunched its 100% Chardonnay NV Champagne in 2018. Round but incisive and fresh, this has lovely balance between its creamy, woody mouthfeel and its fresh, saline acidity. A lovely food wine." - Decanter

"Charles Heidsieck is exciting with all its releases these days, with a library of reserve wines (25% used here), the wine held on lees for over 4 years before disgorgement. It is a riveting wine, fragrant, intense and long, white peach and white flowers to the fore. Blanc de Blancs, marrying power and finesse, complexity and delicacy, white fruits and a hint of toast. It is 100% Grand Cru, and 100% Cotes de Blancs." - James Halliday

 


Country:
France
Region:
France- Champagne
Variety:
Wine Sparkling - Champagne
Size:
750mL

$135.00