The Charles HeidsieckBlanc de Blancs Champagne was one of the first sparkling wine Houses to realize its passion for Chardonnays by producing a Blanc de Blancs from the 1949 harvest. There are also some accounts relating the existence of mono-crus of the Côte des Blancs produced by Charles Heidsieck in 1906.
Through this cuvée relaunched in 2018, two know-how of the Charles Heidsieck house meet, that of making great white wines as well as the art of to assemble a large selection of wines from different years and terroirs. The detail is to make opposites coexist, the tension and freshness of young Chardonnays on the one hand, the silkiness and the "Charles" patina on the other. A marriage of 80% wines of the year and 20% reserve wines from Oger and Vertus, Villers-Marmery, Trépail, Vaudemange and Montgueux.
To the eye, crystalline gold color with some chardonnay reflections.
On the nose, aromas of chardonnay escaping with hints of candied fruit and fresh hazelnuts. A second nose bears on subtle notes of mandarin and lemon.
On the palate, freshness and tension are coated in this generosity typically "Charles", the attack is frank, pure and without aggressiveness. The balanced finish surprises with its minerality and its saline side.
The Champagne Blanc de Blancs Charles Heidsieck can perfectly accompany a crab, flavored with kaffir lime, mango and citrus fruits.