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Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve
New Stocks. Price £60.00.
Case Deal. Buy 6 Bottles for £55.00 each.
Rosé Réserve, powerful and stylish.
SILVER - Decanter World Wine Awards 2013
REGIONAL TROPHY - NV ROSÉ CHAMPAGNE - Decanter World Wine Awards 2012
GOLD - International Wine Challenge 2013
SILVER - Sommelier Wine Awards 2013
A sophisticated powdery pink rosé, with luminous glints of wild rose. Delicate, vivacious bubbles are the result of an ageing period of over 36 months.
A base of 20% of reserve wines, white and red, give this rosé blend a subtle, yet complex nose.
The initial fragrances from the 5-6% of elegant red wines are redolent of home-made strawberry jam mixed with the fruitiness of blood peach. A meticulous selection of crus give the Charles Heidsieck Rosé Réserve the rich warm notes of gingerbread and cinnamon.
The deep powerful mouth-feel, the result of ageing in thousand-year old cellars, offers a burst of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry nestled in velvety whipped cream.
A deliciously fresh wine which perfectly expresses the complexity of the Charles Heidsieck spirit. Coral-like in appearance, with subtle orange reflections reminiscent of antique roses. Freshly picked strawberry aromas gradually become more intense, with homemade strawberry jam and blood peach alongside rich, warm notes of gingerbread and cinnamon. A vivacious palate full of red fruit, with some generous floral notes. Following a silky-rich texture, the finish is long and balanced.
36% Pinot Noir, 36% Chardonnay, 28% Pinot Meunier
Residual Sugar 11.2g/l
After the first fermentation in stainless steel each tank undergoes malolactic fermentation to soften the natural acidity. After blending with a base of 20% red and white reserve wines, and 5-6% of the Pinot Noir having been vinified as a red wine, the cuvée is bottled and yeast added to begin the second fermentation. The bottles are placed in the cellar at a temperature of about 10°C. In order to achieve the depth and complexity required by the house style, Charles Heidsieck age their Non-Vintage champagne for three years before disgorging, much longer than the legal requirement of 15 months.
Charles Heidsieck is one of most admired Champagne houses thanks to the unrivalled and consistently high quality of its wines. The current range is one of the most awarded collections of wines in the world, something underlined when Chef de Cave Thierry Roset was named ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ at the International Wine Challenge this year. This was the 15th time that Charles Heidsieck’s winemaking team had won this award, but the first for Thierry, who has been working at the house since 1988. He took over the reins in 2012, having worked with both the great Régis Camus and the legendary Daniel Thibault. This winemaking legacy, paired with the house’s flamboyant history since its foundation in 1851 by the man who would become known as ‘Champagne Charlie’, makes it a unique offering from Champagne: a house with great wines, champagne heritage and proven quality throughout its range.