Champagne

Brut Millésimé Gift Box 2012

01A.075.1009954.12
120.00
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Description

CHAMPAGNE BRUT MILLESIME 2012
GRAPE VARIETY 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
TASTING NOTES
The year 2012 is a year suited for long aeging. Not often does so chaotic and challenging a vintage provide wines with such incredible balance, concentration and harmony. Today the 2012 vintage has found its place amongst the great Champagne years. 2012 was an obvious choice for Charles Heidsieck to declare as a vintage. After the phenomenal 2008 vintage, which required ageing to show its full potential, 2012 provides a beautiful contrast as a very classic and elegant vintage. Comprising ten meticulously selected Grands Crus and Premiers Crus (Oger, Vertus, Chouilly, Cuis, Verzy, Aÿ, Ludes, Ambonnay, Tauxières, Avenay), this cuvée is enticing for its pleasant smoothness, aromatic intensity and the saline freshness that is so typical of the House. Its elegance and depth make it ideal for enjoying and pairing with the most sophisticated dishes. Perfectly suited for further ageing. The 2012 vintage is a beautiful pale golden yellow; with fine bubbles that are both delicate and dynamic. Initially, the nose shows subtle toasted and smoked notes with a touch of liquorice and earthy tones. When swirled in the glass, fruity notes of apricot, blackthorn, quince, blueberry and fresh almonds add an extra dimension to the wine. This incredible aromatic concentration, very typical of the year, is the focus of the wine’s merit. Mineral and taut with excellent freshness, with notes of quince, vanilla and vineyard peaches on the mid-palate, followed by a firm, crisp finish. An excellent pairing with smoked dishes such as smoked eel, smoked Scamorza, and roast chicken with chicory sauce. A lovely vintage which will continue to develop great complexity and generosity over time.
DOSAGE: 8g/l
To be enjojed within 10 years

Product Details

Vintage
2012
Bottle Size
0.750 L
Alcohol content %
12,0
Package
Gift Box
Color
Sparkling
Main Grape Variety
Pinot Noir
Grape Variety 2
Chardonnay
Appellation
Champagne
Municipality
Reims
District
Marne
Region
Champagne
Country
France
Type of Champagne
Brut
Millésimé
Allergens
Contains Sulfites
Falstaff
94
Robert Parker
95
Tasting Book
94
Wine Spectator
93
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Charles Heidsieck

Charles Heidsieck Discover the Maison Charles Heidsieck and its fine Champagnes in our online store Charles Camille Heidsieck was born in 1822, 37 years after his great-uncle founded Champagne Heidsieck et Cie House. The young Charles grew up in an environment where one breathed the air of champagne from an early age. At just 29, he took his destiny into his own hands and founded the Maison Charles Heidsieck , buying 47 crayères in which to vinify the grapes grown by his cousin Ernest Henriot. The 19th Century was the era of great discoveries and Charles immediately revealed himself to be a visionary, innovative and highly intelligent man. He became ambassador of his own Maison and, consequently, of all of France. During his travels, Charles Heidsieck embodied contemporary French glamor and distinguished himself as a free spirit with an innate kindness. Charles was a man with an elegant and clean charm, he conquered America and seduced the bourgeoisie of New York, becoming the legendary "Champagne Charlie" . More than 160 years after its creation, the Maison remains a family business driven by the enterprising, ambitious and courageous spirit of the founder. The Champagnes Charles Heidsieck enjoys absolute fame. The unique style, characterized by a high percentage of reserve wines, is what gives balance to the Maison's cuvée sans année. The selected grapes give, together with the original Crus, complexity to the final product. Vinified vine by vine, they allow a precise selection of each wine in which one brings its touch of depth, the other its share of softness. The separate vinification allows precision and great refinement in the construction of flavors.
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