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The unique story of a Grande Marque de Champagne

A century and a half ago, Charles Heidsieck began what would become an outstanding and epic story, making the House one of Champagne's most cherished stars. In 1851, at the age of 29, Charles took charge of his own destiny and left his family business to create a new Champagne House that still bears his name today. Known for having introduced Americans to Champagne in the early 1850s, he became famous in the United States - soon nicknamed “Champagne Charlie”. Upon returning to France, this brilliant entrepreneur was one of the first to dare investing in 2000 year old Crayères in Reims for ageing his wines.
 
If all those who have one day tasted Charles Heidsieck Champagne have been immediately convinced of its remarkable quality or remained faithful to the House, there must be a good reason.
A man of timeless character, Charles created a lasting legacy.
People come and go, but great inspirations are forever. The successive heirs and heads of the House have strived to uphold the same standards as the founder.
'The silky texture of Charles wines leaves a lasting
impression and for anyone tasting it for the first time adds a whole new dimension to Champagne.'
Heidsieck Champagne is distinguished by the high proportion of reserve wines in the Brut Réserve. 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 Réserve and Rosé Réserve, the winery produces a Vintage Brut, Vintage Rosé and the prestige cuvée Blanc des Millenaires.
Only 60 crus from Champagne are blended to create Charles Heidsieck Champagnes, but the three stylistic pillars that give the Brut Réserve its distinct character are Grand Cru Chardonnay from Oger in the Côte des Blancs, Grand Cru Pinot Noir from Ambonnay in the Montagne de Reims, and the distinct Pinot Meunier from Verneuil in the Vallée de Marne.
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