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.
The first discreet one highlights mainly spicy and mineral notes of classic flint on these acidic soils but in
2018 a powerful black fruit appears, ripe cherry rubs shoulders with notes of plums. After aeration, a nice
bouquet of ripe fruit and licorice develops. Delicate and very discreet ageing notes bring complexity and
Its dazzling appearance brings to mind a shiny ruby. Its deep scarlet color - almost poppy red - symbolizing the perfect balance between strength and elegance, comes from the red wines of Les Riceys in the Aube department.
The vineyards of Pernand-Vergelesses are in a very hilly area, stretching over the slopes between Aloxe- Corton and Savigny-lès-Beaune. Pernand-Vergelesses has only six Premier Crus : “Les Fichots”, “En Caradeux”, “Creux de la Net”, “Ile des Vergelesses”, “Les Vergelesses” and “Les Plantes des Champs et Combottes”. This village is located at an altitude of between 250 to 350 m. We have 1,7 ha of this climate.
The Grenache expresses all its qualities through this wine: exuberance of red fruit, roundness of tannins. The 2018 vintage, with exceptional climate conditions, allowed the Grenache to fully express itself. This cuvée Grenache is the perfect wine as an aperitive between friends or paired with meals, too!
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.
The dress is light and crystalline, very pure with discreet green reflections. The rich and complex nose expressing the plurality of grape varieties. Exotic and citrus fruits blend with apricot and white peach with floral notes and white pepper.
The bright yellow color suggests a nose with complex notes of yellow fleshed fruits, honey and gingerbread, as well as a buttery character. The palate is full, supple, balanced on refreshing and round notes, very long finish on mineral notes with an impressive balance. No feeling of alcool and can age well.
This wine comes from two terroirs with complementary qualities allowing the Grenache to reveal all its potential: elegance and finesse thanks to the small yields and clay-limestone subsoil of the Saint Geniès de Comolas terroir in the Gard and power and hardiness thanks to the round pebbles and clay subsoil of the Travaillan in the Vaucluse.