Charles Heidsieck


Charles Heidsieck '06 Rosé|Vintage|2006

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalk

Foods

Foods


Brioche

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Black Cherry Cherry

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Pink Grapefruit

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Raspberry Blackberry Mulberry

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

Reims

Reims

What to expect


Have you ever had a champagne that made you swoon? It certainly feels that this has the potential to hypnotise or completely steal your attention. This has real sex appeal. Revealing layer upon layer of musky forest berries, raspberry, blackberry and mulberry. coupled with cooking spice. Add the unmistakable notes of pastry and it almost feels like your nose is underneath a freshly baked cherry pie. Seduction is the key word here.

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"Released prior to the 2005 – which was deemed too tannic and opulent to be unleashed just yet – this is a rosé blended from red wine, half from the Côte des Bar (for smooth, fleshy fruitiness), and half from the Montagne de Reims (for minerality, smoky, spicy complexity and edgy, angular tannins).

The first surprise of this cuvée, on my first sneak preview prior to its release in early 2015, was its captivating delicacy for both the house and the vintage. The second surprise, following two more years on lees, is its freeze-frame evolution and elegant freshness. Its medium salmon copper–hue is undeviating, as are its refined rose petal fragrance and wild strawberry, cherry and pink grapefruit flavours, melting seamlessly into a vortex of brioche, pink pepper and ginger, effortlessly capturing a complex array of diverse rosé personalities with seamless finesse, at once vivacious, lively, contemplative and complex. Texture is marvellous, at once creamy and vibrant, all the while projecting pronounced yet seamless chalk minerality as the defining theme.  A delightful champagne for long conversations on cool nights." 

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019 

Technical Notes

63% pinot noir and 37% chardonnay, including 8% pinot noir red wine; a blend from 15 villages including Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant and Vertus for chardonnay; Avenay, Louvois, Tauxières, Ambonnay and Aÿ for pinot noir; and Bouzy, Ambonnay, Les Riceys, Verzenay and Hautvillers for pinot noir red wine 

Please note: Price rise as of 1st October 2018.

Watch the exclusive winemaker interview trailer below or full version here

$189.99

Club Price $179.55 (?)

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalk

Foods

Foods


Brioche

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Black Cherry Cherry

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Pink Grapefruit

Red Fruits

Red Fruits


Raspberry Blackberry Mulberry

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

What to expect


Have you ever had a champagne that made you swoon? It certainly feels that this has the potential to hypnotise or completely steal your attention. This has real sex appeal. Revealing layer upon layer of musky forest berries, raspberry, blackberry and mulberry. coupled with cooking spice. Add the unmistakable notes of pastry and it almost feels like your nose is underneath a freshly baked cherry pie. Seduction is the key word here.

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"Released prior to the 2005 – which was deemed too tannic and opulent to be unleashed just yet – this is a rosé blended from red wine, half from the Côte des Bar (for smooth, fleshy fruitiness), and half from the Montagne de Reims (for minerality, smoky, spicy complexity and edgy, angular tannins).

The first surprise of this cuvée, on my first sneak preview prior to its release in early 2015, was its captivating delicacy for both the house and the vintage. The second surprise, following two more years on lees, is its freeze-frame evolution and elegant freshness. Its medium salmon copper–hue is undeviating, as are its refined rose petal fragrance and wild strawberry, cherry and pink grapefruit flavours, melting seamlessly into a vortex of brioche, pink pepper and ginger, effortlessly capturing a complex array of diverse rosé personalities with seamless finesse, at once vivacious, lively, contemplative and complex. Texture is marvellous, at once creamy and vibrant, all the while projecting pronounced yet seamless chalk minerality as the defining theme.  A delightful champagne for long conversations on cool nights." 

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019 

Technical Notes

63% pinot noir and 37% chardonnay, including 8% pinot noir red wine; a blend from 15 villages including Oger, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Cramant and Vertus for chardonnay; Avenay, Louvois, Tauxières, Ambonnay and Aÿ for pinot noir; and Bouzy, Ambonnay, Les Riceys, Verzenay and Hautvillers for pinot noir red wine 

Please note: Price rise as of 1st October 2018.

Watch the exclusive winemaker interview trailer below or full version here

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

What makes Charles Heidsieck such an excellent house? Well there are many avenue we can discuss, however, let's will focus on their unashamed pursuit of quality through long cellar ageing, a back catalogue of reserve wines in Solera and a multitude of vineyard sites to select across. They produce some 800,000 bottles a year, which is small on the grand scheme of champagne production. The Chef de Cave is Cyril Brun who has done a sterling job of crafting some extraordinary wines with finesse, power and maturity. According to our friend and colleague Tyson Stelzer, "The new Charles Heidsieck is built on deep, autumnal complexity, juxtaposed with vibrant energy and astonishing poise. Its cuvées have never looked finer." Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019 Let's not forget they own 1 of the 5 UNESCO World Heritage listed Gallo-Roman cellars that are impressive as they are a prominent part of history.

Food suggestion


The depth of flavour, tannin and musky, smoky berries that this wine evokes would partner well with game. First choice would be Seared Pigeon breast and a savoury berry coulis of some description. This would also suit Roasted Duck breast with charred vegetables.