Precipitation fostered grape development without penalizing the accumulation of sugar. The sun’s return at harvest has helped Pinots offering strength and great structure. Chardonnays are precise with a freshness that suggests slow ageing.
Colour: Deep gold, scintillating with glints of green and delicate effervescence.
Aroma: For those who like their champagne delicate, with the smile of a warm summer, this is the vintage to go for. Rich notes of pastry, crushed cherry, espresso cream, saffron and spice are well-meshed with vibrant acidity in this expressive Champagne.
Palate: Fine-drawn and elegant, It has a nice structure and well-defined flavours of red fruits, quince and a touch of apricot, accompanied by a subtle spiciness. The one criticism aimed at 2006 is that the wines can lack acidity – but not this one. Ready to drink now, maybe with blinis.
Grape Varieties: 59% Pinot Noir & 41% Chardonnay
Awards: Gold – International Wine Challenge 2019; 93pts – Wine Spectator; 92pts – Wine Advocate-Parker; 94pts – Decanter
History of Champagne Charles Heidsieck
Charles Heidsieck is a prestigious Champagne producer. Its house style is structured and creamy, with a high proportion of reserve wine used in the Brut NV. Charles Heidsieck uses the three main Champagne grapes; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, in the wines, and the grapes of which are now sourced from more than 200 growers throughout Champagne.