Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millésimé
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Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millésimé 1999
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Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millésimé 1999 Champagne

More vintages: 2006Of the three Champagne houses named Heidsieck, all originating from families once related, Charles is the smallest and undoubtedly best, of all of them. Charles Heidsieck himself was the original 'Champagne Charlie', gaining the nickname during his travels around America in the mid-19th Century. Its annual production is reported to be significantly less than 1 million bottles and occurs alongside the larger Piper-Heidsieck in an impressive cuverie on the southern outskirts of Reims.

The Champagnes have a rich history of being served at various infamous events; it was the chosen Champagne of the European royalty in the late 1800s; a photograph from Robert Falcon Scott's fated expedition to Antarctica shows the party drinking Charles Heidsieck at their Christmas dinner; in 1977 the house produced a special vintage for the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II and in 1981 a 'Royal Wedding Cuvée' was served to celebrate the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana.

1999 saw healthy vineyard conditions, after a mild winter. A hot July and August helped véraison develop well, and harvest was carried out in September, which remained sunny and mild. Certain parcels performed very well, particularly with Pinot Noir.

Delicate coral hues, with fine, persistent bubbles. Strawberry and raspberry aromas abound along with subtle white pepper, vanilla and sandalwood notes. The palate is infused with strawberry, raspberry and gooseberry, with generous floral notes. The texture recalls the freshness of delicious hibiscus syrup.

Grape Varieties: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Dosage: 11.5 g/L

Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millésimé 1999 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Charles Heidsieck Rosé Millésimé,
Feb 2016
“Superb toasty nose with expressive coffee, cherry, saddle leather and spicy notes. Soft, mellow, plush velvety palate, getting mature but holding on there. Very long and opulent, sweet finish. This is a real serial winner having finished 5th at FINE Champagnes Best Champagnes for 2015 and awarded Gold at the 2014 Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships. One of the best champagne bargains out there. Peaking now at 95 points.”,
May 2014
“Very ripe, intense nose. Lots of complexity. Rewards being served at cellar temperature. Something a little rose petal-like about this but very complex. Ferns and wild strawberries in a wood. ”,
Oct 2008
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“The 1999 Brut Rosé presents an attractive core of sweet pomegranate, candied cherries, sweet spices and flowers in an accessible, medium-bodied style. ”
Wine Enthusiast ,
Dec 2007
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“Showing signs of toasty maturity. Rosé Champagne does age but it becomes much more like regular (white) Champagne. There are only just hints of red fruits as a reminder of its youthful character. The wine though remains delicious. ”,
Nov 2007
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“Medium pink. Fresh red berry and tangerine aromas offer a delicate personality, with vivid minerality adding verve. A clean, brisk style of rose, offering suave, leesy red berry flavors and gentle grip. Finishes clean and lively, with impressive cut and persistence. I adore this elegant, understated style. ”
Bought directly from Charles Heidsieck's UK agent Liberty Wines, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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