Charles Heidsieck, Champagne Brut Reserve
In 1851, young Charles Heidsieck founded his own Champagne house in Reims. He understood that the United States was an
important emerging market, so he traversed America repeatedly north to south promoting his new brand. The stylish entrepreneur became known lovingly as ?Champagne Charlie.?
Charles Heidsieck Champagne is distinguished by the high proportion of reserve wines in the Brut Reserve. 40% of the blend is comprised of reserve wines averaging 10 years old, giving the wine uncommon depth and complexity. In addition to the non-vintage Brut Reserve and Rose Reserve, the winery produces a Vintage Brut, Vintage Rose and the prestige Cuvee Blanc des Millenaires.
To the eye: A pale, golden straw color with streams of minute, glassy bubbles.
On the nose: Warm tones of autumn and aromas of praline, toasted hazelnut and fresh brioche. On the palate: Generous body with flavors of dried apricots, fresh tree ripe figs and candied nuts.