Charles Heidsieck is a man of his time: visionary and innovative. In 1851 he founded the Maison de Champagne, which still has its name today, and maintains that spirit of communication, courage, and the pursuit of excellence that distinguishes its founder. The Charles de Gaulle Heidsieck House is more than 160 years since its creation, a family reality in which each heir has committed itself to reviving the bold spirit of his foundation by making authentic and personal choices that impose respect and resist the ephemeral mode.
Charles's ambitions resound in a lively world. The XIXth Century is the age of great discoveries, shows and fundamental questions, or the era of a world that reflects on itself to advance, and that it does with audacity. Sure of the quality of his champagne, Charles decides to show off to the world. Polyglot, sociable and with the security of those guided by a clear vision, in a few years becomes one of the most influential champagne ambassadors in the world. From America, where he conquered the New World becoming the legendary "Champagne Charlie", passing through the heart of the European Courts to Russia.
Charles Heidsieck champagne has an unmistakable signature. Their style, recognizable amongst all, is characterized by a high proportion of reserve wines that enriches the cuvée sans année of the Maison, giving a rare and constant balance. Reserve wines represent the richness and uniqueness of Charles Heidsieck champagne, but are also constantly evolving wines, which master Chef de Caves assemble in a harmonious composition, while preserving intact the peculiarity that is expected from each wine. Selected grapes, together with the original cru, constitute the complexity of the final product. Vinified cru for cru, vine by vine, allow a precise selection of each wine where the one carries its depth touch, the other its softness.
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