Corton-Charlemagne is partly produced in Aloxe-Corton, and partly in Pernand-Vergelesses and Ladoix, villages in the north of the Côte de Beaune. Its altitude ranges from 220 to 360 m, with 0.5 ha facing eastsouth- east to south-south-west in the lieu-dit “En Charlemagne”. The soil is a light clay limestone marl.
Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is renowned especially for its prestigious white wines. The soils best suited for the production of white wines are primarily brown limestone. The vineyard is divided into 22 different climates for the Premiers Crus whites on 70 hectares with about 3,300 hectoliters of production.
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 Côte des Blancs as early as1906... Through this cuvée, relaunched in 2018, two of the House’s 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.
ON THE NOSE: a base of 20% of reserve wines, white and red, give this rosé blend a subtle, yet complex nose. The initial fragrances recall home-made strawberry jam fresh from the stove, mixed with the fruitiness of vineyard peach, followed by luscious warm notes of gingerbread laced with a touch of cinnamon. ON THE PALATE: the pronounced powerful mouthfeel others a burst of strawberry, raspberry and blackberry nestled in velvety whipped cream.
Situated in the south of the Côte de Beaune, Chassagne-Montrachet is renowned for its prestigious white wines. The soil that is suitable for the production of white wines is principally brown limestone. The area of vine cultivation is divided into 22 different climates for its 70 hectares of Premier Cru white wines. Exposure: easterly and south-easterly.