Charles Heidsieck Brut Millesime 2006 Gift Box (75cl)
In all areas of France the 2006 grape harvest was judged to be remarkable. 2006 offered flawless conditions for the Champagne locale specifically: a cool dry winter, an early warmth wave in June that support blossoming, moderate precipitation in the mid year, and, at long last, the arrival of exceptionally hot climate toward the start of September, ideal for grapes.
Profound brilliant in appearance with liberal bubbling. On the nose the smells are harvest time and warm with notes of praline and gently toasted hazelnuts.
The sense of taste is rich, as would be normal from a warm and liberal vintage, with serious notes of dried apricots, dates and figs.
Full bodied and layered, and enduring on the completion.
This millésime was made out of 11 crus, including the vineyards that shape the foundations of the house style - Oger, Avize, Vertus and Cramant for Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir from Mailly and Ambonnay.
2006 was a warm year without intricacies. An early warmth wave in June empowered blooming, there was direct yet adequate precipitation through summer, trailed by another warmth wave in ahead of schedule September. Harvest started on the ninth September, giving full, ready berries. Because of the warmth and downpour the berries were rich in sugar (for Champagne), and corrosiveness levels were additionally above normal, making it a perfect year to mix a vintage.
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
Residual Sugar 10.8g/l
After the first fermentation the wines were racked to independent the lees and after that experienced malolactic aging to mollify the regular acridity. In the wake of mixing the two varietals, the cuvée was packaged and yeast included for second aging. The containers were set in the basements in spring 2006, and stayed maturing on lees for a 8 years. After spewing and dose the wine was matured for a further six months before release.