Charles Heidsieck is one of the most admired Champagne houses thanks to the unrivalled and consistently high quality of its wines. Founded in 1851 by the man who would become known as ‘Champagne Charlie’, this family-owned house is the smallest of the Grandes Marques. Their size, and commitment to excellence, has been underpinned by a winemaking team that between them have been named ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ at the International Wine Challenge 15 times.
Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs combines several of the best Chardonnay crus from three Champagne sub regions. It is made from a majority of crus from the Côte des Blancs (50% Oger and Vertus), completed by the Montagne de Reims ( 25% Villers-Marmery, Trépail and Vaudemange) and the very special cru of Montgueux (25%) in the northern part of the Aube, near Troyes.
Through this cuvée, relaunched in 2018 (they started to make a Blanc de Blancs in 1947.g., only Salon had done it previously), 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. Its freshness is balanced by its structure, richness and velvety texture, perfectly embodying the recognisable ‘Charles style’.