Charles Heidsieck Rose Millesime 2006

£82.99

Gold - Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
TASTING NOTE

An intense nose of freshly made strawberry jam and mingle with cinnamon, cardamom, honey and pink praline. On the palate it is layered and complex with notes of liquorice, blackberry tea, cherries, pink peppercorns and fresh figs. The finish is long and sophisticated.

 

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.

2006 in Champagne presented various challenges in the vineyards, which ultimately led to a very successful harvest. Winter was very cold, with heavy snowfall across the region. The spring that followed was punctuated by violent thunderstorms, leading to a scorching July, then a cool August. The alternation of hot and cool weather was very beneficial for the maturation of the grapes. The Pinot Noirs were particularly rich, leading Charles Heidsieck to select this year to make a vintage rosé.

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 vinifed 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. 

60% Pinot Noir
40% Chardonnay

12% abv

Charles Heidsieck Rose Millesime 2006
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