Charles Heidsieck / 2006 Brut Millesime.

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Charles Heidsieck / 2006 Brut Millesime

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COUNTRY/REGION: France/Champagne.

GRAPES: 59% Pinot Noir and 41% Chardonnay.

ABV: 12%

UNIT: 1 x 75cl

VINEYARDS: This Millésime was composed of 11 crus, including the vineyards that form the corner stones of the house style - Oger, Avize, Vertus and Cramant for Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir from Mailly and Ambonnay.

VINTAGE INFORMATION: 2006 experienced an exceptionally hot and sunny June and July with grapes in fine condition but a damp August left producers fearful of under-ripeness. Fortunately, warm, bright conditions in September redressed the balance. The resulting wines are supple and expressive.

VINIFICATION: After the first fermentation the wines were racked to separate the lees and then underwent malolactic fermentation to soften the natural acidity. After blending the two varietals, the cuvée was bottled and yeast added for second fermentation. The bottles were placed in the cellars in spring 2006, and remained ageing on lees for eight years. After disgorgement and dosage the wine was aged for a further six months before release.

TASTING NOTES: The Millésime is golden in appearance. The nose shows an abundance of floral and fruity aromas like white peach, fresh apricot and mirabelle plum, highlighted with a touch of jasmine and honeysuckle. The palate is a complex combination of saline character and silky texture evoking flavours of nougat and buttery cream. This is a generous vintage.

DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.

As such, please allow between 7 and 10 working days for your delivery to arrive.