In Reims, on the Alleé du Vignoble, stands the Maison Charles Heidsieck - home to a cosmopolitan free spirit and gentleman, and a no less elegant and ravishing champagne. Here, French glamour is in every corner and the finest sparkling wines in ancient chalk rock cellars underground.
Champagne Charlie - Heidsieck on a world tour
Founded in 1785, the winery soon exuded an air of distinction. When little Charles Heidsieck saw the light of day in 1822 and spent his childhood among vines and shaking pulps, the rise and reputation of the eponymous Champagne began. After familiarizing himself with the terroir, the vinification and the elegance of the sparkling wine, in 1852 he went out into the world in all his splendeur . In America, he quickly made a name for himself among high society as Champagne Charlie. Always popular - especially for his champagne - he established sparkling enjoyment in the United States as a lively ambassador for the French specialty. Back in the Old World, Charles dallied through the royal houses of England and Belgium with a urbane ease that was then reflected in the glasses of the upper crust.
Under the ground for the whole world
When Charles acquired a chalk-rock cellar of a 3rd-century cathedral in 1867, it initially seemed eccentric and daring. Not at all - because this is where champagne still matures today under ideal conditions for at least 4 years, but sometimes for as long as 40 years. In the past, as today, champagne means elegant pleasure, balance and ravishing aromas. To achieve this, Maison Charles Heidsieck uses the grape varieties typical of the Champagne region
- Pinot Noir and
The cuvées from different vintages are the result of precise and tailor-made winemaking and often earned the Maison Charles Heidsieck the award "Best Sparkling Winemaker of the Year" at the London Wine Challenge.
Top champagnes from the Maison Charles Heidsieck
Such awards are no wonder for a Champagne à la Brut Réserve, which combines grapes from 60 different crus. Each grape variety is represented in thirds - freshness from Chardonnay, structure from Pinot Noir, and lush aromas from Meunier. Added to this are 40% Réserve sparkling wines from previous vintages, aged for an average of 10 years. For Maison Charles Heidsieck, only the best is good enough. And the best must be preserved. The winery ensures this with a 123-point plan for sustainable and nature-friendly viticulture. So that the legend of Champagne Charlie can continue to delight the world.
More information aboutMaison Charles Heidsieck
|Company Name:||Maison Charles Heidsieck|
|Street:||12 Allée du Vignoble|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+33 3 26 84 43 00|
|Year of Incorporation:||1851|
|Company Owner:||Decours family|