Charles Heidsieck


Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millésime 2008 Champagne |Rosé

Charles Heidsieck

Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millésime 2008 Champagne

Rosé

$239.00

- Grand and Premier Cru Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blend.

- 10 years ageing on lees in Charles’s Gallo Roman Crayères.

- A very high potential for expression and long cellaring.

Like any good rosé the 2008 is a soft pink and is initially salty and mineral underlined by a hint of brioche and smoke on the nose. Notes of citrus, pink grapefruit and blood orange gradually follow. A discreet fruitiness with more intense aromas (cherries, liquorice and black tea) will be revealed with time. On the palate, the finish is long and creamy, with a delicate effervescence at the very end. It is rare to find a champagne of great freshness paired with a structure of such restrained power.  

With exceptional longevity leading to exhilarating freshness, the 2008 rosé will always hold a special place in the Charles Heidsieck range of vintage rosés. This is a highly-sought wine with very limited availability in the world.  

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.

The perfect accompaniment for grilled red mullet or a salmon tartar with citrus and fresh figs. 

94-96/100 Essi Avellan MW

“Launched some two years after its white sibling, Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millésime 2008 greets you with instant Charles charm. The typical, heavenly ground coffee note is there but it remains coolly reserved with crunchy fruit profile that still holds back a lot. Peach, blood orange and lemon peel with a spicy twist. A rosé d’assemblage with 9% red wine, half from Les Riceys, half from Montagne de Reims, it is elegant, focused, even tight for the time being. The palate finishes very dry with the lowest-ever dosage for Charles, 7g/l, bringing a gastronomic, phenolic bite to the fore. In its breezy lightness and vivacious style it differs greatly from the previous releases but promises to be a slowly ageing keeper. Only a tiny volume was produced and regrettably no magnums, soo ne better move fast with this one. ” 

About the House

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.

Critic Review

94-96/100 Essi Avellan MW

“Launched some two years after its white sibling, Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millésime 2008 greets you with instant Charles charm. The typical, heavenly ground coffee note is there but it remains coolly reserved with crunchy fruit profile that still holds back a lot. Peach, blood orange and lemon peel with a spicy twist. A rosé d’assemblage with 9% red wine, half from Les Riceys, half from Montagne de Reims, it is elegant, focused, even tight for the time being. The palate finishes very dry with the lowest-ever dosage for Charles, 7g/l, bringing a gastronomic, phenolic bite to the fore. In its breezy lightness and vivacious style it differs greatly from the previous releases but promises to be a slowly ageing keeper. Only a tiny volume was produced and regrettably no magnums, soo ne better move fast with this one. ” 

Food Pairing

The perfect accompaniment for grilled red mullet or a salmon tartar with citrus and fresh figs. 

Technical Details

Comprising of 11 meticulously selected Grands and Premiers Crus, the Rosé Millésimé 2008 presents a blend of 63% Pinot Noir - including 9% red wines - and 37% Chardonnay. A 7 g/l dosage, significantly lower than in previous vintages, is designed to set off the wine’s tart, thirst-quenching character in its early youthful freshness. Aged on lees in Charles’s Gallo Roman Crayères for more than ten years.

Descriptors & Texture


Fresh Creamy

Winemaking


Aged 10 Years on Lees

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Toasted Brioche

Stone Fruit


Cherry

Citrus Fruit


Citrus Pink Grapefruit