Charles Heidsieck was one of the very first champagne houses to demonstrate its passion for Chardonnay by producing a Blanc de Blancs in its 1949 vintage. There is also evidence that the Maison had produced some mono crus from the Cote des Blancs as early as1906. Through this cuvee, relaunched in 2018, two of the Houses areas of expertise come together, the production of great white wines and the art of blending a large selection of wines from different years and terroirs. The considerable challenge is to make opposites coexist, the tautness and the freshness of young chardonnays on the one hand, and the silky charles character on the other.

Grape Variety






Wine Style

Sparkling - light and fresh


Freshness and tautness mark this typically Charles generosity, the attack is pure and forthright, not aggressive but almost unconventionally suave for a blanc de blancs, so often characterised as being sharp rather than creamy, the harmonious finish offers surprising minerality and a slight salinity

”Charles Heidsieck is exciting with all its releases these days, with a library of reserve wines (25% used here), the wine held on lees for over 4 years before disgorgement. It is a riveting wine, fragrant, intense and long, white peach and white flowers to the fore.e Blanc de Blancs, marrying power and finesse, complexity and delicacy, white fruits and a hint of toast. It is 100% Grand Cru, and 100% Cotes de Blancs. Pol Roger has spent well over $20 million upgrading its winery in the last 20 years, money well spent.”
– James Halliday

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Charles Heidsieck

Charles Heidsieck Blanc de Blancs NV


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