A CLASSIC BEAUTY ACCORDING TO THE CHAMPAGNE TRADITION.
The Rosé took its time to mature: thanks to the sunlight during the year, it developed a generous angular structure that, over the years, became full-bodied and radiant. A er more than 10 years on the lees, the wine has today fulfilled its promise, redolent and powerful with excellent ageing potential.
TO THE EYE: an elegant pearly pink robe with a delicate, joyful effervescence.
ON THE NOSE: the nose initially o ers a deep and powerful luxuriance with notes of kirsch and exceptionally ripe cherries, fleshy plums, pomegranates and cranberries. Rich, radiant and generous, this cornucopia of ripe fruit introduces a universe redolent with pastry, with the notes of brioche and fresh butter that characterise the spirit of this vintage.
ON THE PALATE: subtle flavours of candied grapefruit and warm underbrush. Unbridled and indulgent, the wine is luxurious, with a powerful palate and terrific breadth. The palate thrills to the full body and long-lasting aromatic persistence.
Weather: The 2006 vintage was a year of mixed weather. It began with a rainy spell and late spring, but with little or no frost in the vineyards. Early summer was positive, with the months of June and July creating perfect conditions for flowering. Although there were some storms in late-July, the overall health of the vines was great since the weather remained hot through to the harvest with spells of rain in August promoting even healthier grapes.
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | 15 Crus | Chardonnay: Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Oger, Vertus | Pinot Noir: Ambonnay, Avenay, Aÿ, Tauxières
Grape Varieties: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay | inc. 8% Red Wine
Ageing: 7 years on the lees
Dosage: 10 g/l
Drink: Now to 2026
Tasting Note: A pink colour with hints of orange. On the nose: aromas of orange zest and peaches. On the palate: a vibrant and well structured flavour of rich fruit and peaches. Time in the glass only exacerbates the rich flavouring and ends with a long-lasting finish. Already a stunner but given time this champagne will be even more rewarding.
Charles Heidsieck 2006 Vintage Rose 750m