A diamond amongst Charles Heidsieck cuvees, the Champagne Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2006 takes its incomparable nuances from the pale surroundings of the thousand-year-old Crayères, or chalk cellars. Because of their exceptional qualities, few Blancs de Blancs will reach this level of excellence.
“Blanc des Millénaires”: this exceptional cuvée is named in honor of its ageing conditions. Acquired more than 150 years ago by the founder, the thousand-year old crayères of the House hold a central space in the creation of this cuvée such as time, fourth varietal of the House.
Blancs des Millénaires are Blanc de Blancs produced from the best Chardonnays, deeply rooted in the unique terroir of the Côte des Blancs which owes its name to the distinctive characteristic of being made with over 95% of Chardonnay grapes.
The Champagne Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2006 has a deep golden hue with glints of light green, invoking an image of sunshine playing on leaves. On the nose the Champagne has floral notes of violets and acacia lead into deeper notes of blood orange and finally a hint of the Mediterranean maquis. When swirled in the glass, fruity notes appear (fresh pineapple, apricot, fig, date) with a pronounced intensity. On the palate the Champagne Charles Heidsieck Blanc des Millénaires 2006 has a remarkable texture. Beginning with a saline and chalky texture, the palate moves into creamy notes of nougat, citrus and whipped cream, with a round and generous finish, almost glowing with toasted accents.