- 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.