This 100% Chardonnay has 25% reserve wines with an average age of five years. It combines several crus from three Champagne sub regions, the majority from teh cote des blancs ( Oger, Vertus ) which are complemented by wines from the Montagne de Reims ( Villers-marmery, Trepail, Vaudemange ), and the northern part of the Aube ( Montegueux )
Dosage : 10g/l
Aged 4 years on lees
Producer Information: Charles Heidsieck
Charles Heidsieck is the smallest of the Grandes Marques champagne houses. They were once a large producer but have recently reinvigorated the brand by concentrating on quality over quantity.
The Brut reserve has a deep, intensity and complexity because 40% of the blend is reserves wines.
And their Blanc des Millénaires need wider recognition because they truly are superb. Unfortunately, not many bottles are produced. Only 6 vintages have been released since the beginning of the 1980s.