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Charles Heidsieck Champagne Brut Réserve 750 mL

SKU: 5167 | 750 mL | 16 Items in stock


Winemakers Note

To The Eye : the Brut Réserve boasts a deep golden hue. Delicate, vivacious and long-lasting bubbles are the result of a long, slow maturing process in chalk cellars*. On The Nose : thanks to 40 % of reserve wines, the blend offers a complex...

Unit Size

750 mL

Varieties

The flavor of Chardonnay grapes is highly affected by its soil, climate and aging practices, though its full body and smooth taste are unmistakable. Frequently giving off hints of apples, tropical fruit or flowers, it is the perfect pairing for a light meal.

Pinot Noir is full-bodied and rich, yet not heavy, red wine with a soft, velvety taste. Its aroma is often ripe-grape or black cherry, accented by a pronounced spiciness.

One of the three "noble" varieties used in the blends of Champagne, Pinot Meunier is considered to be vital in adding fruitiness and freshness to the power of Pinot Noir and the grace of Chardonnay.


ABV

12.0

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Region

Unlike other sparkling wines made through similar methods, Champagne can only be made from grapes grown in the ~75,000 acre Champagne region of France. Champagnes are only made from one or more of three grapes: Chardonnay (used exclusively in Blanc de Blancs), Pinot Noir (contributes body, texture and aroma) and Pinot Meunier (common in Non-Vintage Champagne). Ironically, 2 of the 3 Champagne grapes are red and must be picked carefully by hand so as to not pickup the color or tannins from the grape skins. The best Champagnes are labeled with specific vintages versus the more common Non-Vintage (or NV) as only the best years are made into vintage Champagne or the even more special Prestige Cuvee. Champagne has ~56 million bubbles per bottle. Its generally believed that the finer the Champagne the smaller the bubbles.region map

Sub-Region

Champagne