charles heidsieck vintage rose 2008

Charles Heidsieck, Rosé Millésimé 2008

RRP £132

Charles’s typical, heavenly ground coffee note is there, but this rosé remains coolly reserved with a crunchy fruit profile that still holds back a lot. A rosé d’assemblage with 9% red wine (half from Les Riceys, half from Montagne de Reims), it is elegant, focused and even tight for the time being. Peach, blood orange and lemon peel, with a spicy twist on the nose. The palate finishes very dry, with the lowest-ever dosage for Charles, 7g/l, bringing a gastronomic, phenolic bite to the fore. In its breezy lightness and vivacious style it promises to be a slowly ageing keeper.

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Wine Details

Colour

Rosé

Wine Style

Sparkling

Grape Varieties

Pinot Noir (63%), Chardonnay (37%)

Alcohol

12%

Bottle size

75cl

Drink dates

2021 - 2035

Origin

Country

France

Region

Champagne

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Essi Avellan MW

UK Stockist