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Charles Heidsieck, Brut Millesime 2012

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Tasting Note

Charles Heidsieck's millésime usually comprises around 11 crus. It has autumnal and warm notes of praline and lightly toasted hazelnuts on the nose. The palate is rich and generous, with a lively freshness on the long finish. The millésime is golden in appearance. Initially, the nose shows subtle toasted and smoked notes with a touch of liquorice alongside fruity notes of apricot, blackthorn, quince and fresh almonds. The palate is mineral and taut with excellent freshness, with notes of quince, vanilla and peaches on the mid-palate, followed by a crisp finish. A lovely vintage which will continue to develop great complexity and generosity over time.

Producer Info

Charles Heidsieck is one of the great names of Champagne and produces some of the finest of all champagnes. Founded in 1851 by Charles-Camille Heidsieck, the original ‘Champagne Charlie’, the foundation of its modern fame rests on the unrivalled quality of its wines, which receive countless awards and accolades year after year. This success is attributable to the strength and depth of their winemaking team over the past three decades: Daniel Thibault, Régis Camus, Thierry Roset and Cyril Brun have between them been awarded ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ at the International Wine Challenge 14 times. No other house has won more than twice.

Not often do such spectacular wines come from so chaotic a vintage. A series of hailstorms, rains, and cold snaps during flowering in spring followed by a heat wave and water stress reduced yields by 30%. A settled and sunny summer then enabled slow maturing and good concentration in the grapes, resulting in a late harvest. Grapes proved to be of excellent quality: rich in sugar and with good acidity.

Made from a blend of 59% Pinot Noir , 41% Chardonnay


Silver International Wine Challenge 2022
Silver Decanter World Wine Awards 2020

This wine is suitable for consumption by Vegetarians and Vegans.

This wine has been produced using a sustainable process.

France, Champagne

Pinot Noir