GRAPES: 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.
UNIT: 1 x 75cl
VINEYARDS: Charles Heidsieck benefit from the richness available across the entire Champagne region, having built exceptional relationships with the most experienced growers. They select grapes from 120 crus across the Champagne appellation.
VINTAGE INFORMATION: 1999 saw healthy vineyard conditions, after a mild winter. A hot July and August helped véraison develop well, and harvest was carried out in September, which remained sunny and mild. Certain parcels performed very well, particularly with Pinot Noir.
VINIFICATION: After the first fermentation, the wine is racked to separate the lees and then undergoes malolactic fermentation to soften the natural acidity. 10% of the blend is vinified as a red wine. After blending, the cuvée is bottled and selected yeast added to begin the second fermentation. The bottles are placed in the cellar at a temperature of about 10°C to age for a minimum of 10 years before release.
TASTING NOTES: Delicate coral hues, with fine, persistent bubbles. Strawberry and raspberry aromas abound along with subtle white pepper, vanilla and sandalwood notes. The palate is infused with strawberry, raspberry and gooseberry, with generous floral notes. The texture recalls the freshness of delicious hibiscus syrup.
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.