CHARLES HEIDSIECK

In 1851 Charles-Camille Heidsieck, an extraordinary individual, ahead of his time, created the Champagne House which branded his name. He set high standards in grape selection and improved the production method of the age.

CHARLES HEIDSIECK HISTORY

In 1851 Charles-Camille Heidsieck, an extraordinary individual, ahead of his time, created the Champagne House which branded his name. He set high standards in grape selection and improved the production method of the age. 

From the very start, he set out to America where his wine gained immediate success and he became known as “Champagne Charlie”. 

Having returned to Reims, he devoted all his energy to the consolidation of the House’s position by further improving the quality and harmony of its wines.

In 1859 the House and its wines earned their first medals during the Universal Exhibition.

Without any advertising and only through word-of-mouth, CHARLES HEIDSIECK wines earned their reputation in aristocratic circles and was established as the ChampagnRoyalthe royal Houses of Europe.

CHARLES HEIDSIECK HOUSE

After several changes of ownership, in 2011 the luxury EPI Group of the Descours family acquired the House with the ambition to make it the very best. 

Since then, CHARLES HEIDSIECK has consolidated its position as the champagne for “those who know” and is today is one of the most respected Houses in Champagne. 

The champagnes too have been awarded 11 Grand Or medals, 101 Gold medals (37 between 2008 and 2011), 25 Silver medals and some 32 trophies.

CHARLES HEIDSIECK STYLE

Charles Heidsieck champagnes are characterized by freshness and elegance of the Chardonnay, the structure of the Pinot Noir and a generous fruit of the Meunier.

Its Brut non-vintage cuvée is made of one-third of each varietal from a single year (representing 60% of the overall blend) with the remaining 40% made up of reserve wines. The wines age in chalk cellars for between three to fifteen years, a process key to their finesse. Since 1990, multi-vintage bottles display the dates both of their cellaring and disgorgement.

With a wealth of secrets passed on by star cellar master Daniel Thibault, Thierry Roset, Cellar Master of Charles Heidsieck until his premature death in 2014, created a delicate balance between complexity, depth, and texture in his wines.

Roset has been replaced in May 2015 by Cyril Brun, formerly senior winemaker at VEUVE CLICQUOT. Brun, with his expertise and passion, is committed to continuing the exceptional work carried out by his predecessors.

Whereas the Champagne Appellation stipulates a minimum 15-month aging period, CHARLES HEIDSIECK ages its multi-vintage champagnes for at least three years. Stored in a maze of forty-seven chalk cellars, they lie in galleries twenty meters underground where the temperature remains a constant 10%, ideal for aging gracefully.

CHARLES HEIDSIECK CHAMPAGNES


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