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80%of the year's wines are composed of equal portions of Meunier, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, while the 20% of reserve wines are made up of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Each are vinified cru by cru, varietal by varietal, in stainless steel vats.
To ensure the ideal balance of freshness and elegance on one hand and structure and complexity on the other, the Cellar Master bides by a House principle, intentionally selecting reserve wines that are younger than those of the Brut Reserve. The red reserve wines, from the leading Pinot Noir terroirs, date from up to 5 years before the last harvest.
5 to 6% of wines vinified in red provide tannins and the fragrance of red fruits, a base upon which the Cellar Master will subtly develop a full-bodied, voluptuous rose.
Charles Heidsieck, founded in 1851, is recognised as the producer of some of the Champagne region's most exceptional and sought-after wines. Under the oenological direction of highly-awarded Director of Winemaking for Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck, Regis Camus - and Charles Heidsieck Chef de Caves, Cyril Brun - the Charles Heidsieck champagnes have developed an enviable reputation for quality amongst champagne connoisseurs around the world.
Charles Heidsieck is a champagne recognised most often by the profession. The awards are of course bestowed on the winemakers who have been named Sparkling Winemaker of the Year twelve times in just eighteen years. It is only logical that, in parallel to their work, the champagnes themselves have received 11 Grand Gold Medals, 101 Gold medals (37 between 2008 and 2011), 25 Silver medals and not less than 32 trophies. This eminent list of medals has honoured both the prestigious "Blanc des Millenaires", which received 98/100 from Gilbert and Gaillard in 2010 as well as the emblematic Brut Reserve, crowned "Wine of the Year" by Bettane and Desseauve in 2012.
Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV was awarded "World Best Non-Vintage Blend" by Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2016
Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millenaires 1995 was awarded "Platinum Best in Show Library Vintage Champagne" by Decanter World Wine Awards