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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Heidsieck Monopole Rose Top Brut (375ML half-bottle)
Heidsieck Monopole Rose Top Brut (375ML half-bottle)
(search item no. 113680)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The color is bright and clear. The nose displays a predomination of red berries, raspbeerries and wild strawberries. This Champagne is well balanced, light and vivacious, and deliciously fruity on the palate.

This Champagne is charming as an aperitif, and marries very well with salmon. It is also the perfect accompaniment to virtually any dessert.

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About Heidsieck Monopole :

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole is one of the oldest Champagne firms in all of France's Champagne region. The origins go back to the 18th century. Following in the footsteps of Florens-Louis Heidsieck, his nephew Henri-Louis Walbaum and brother-in-law Auguste Heidsieck created one of the most sought after Champagnes ever. In 1895, the firm already shipped over 1.5 million bottles worldwide. In 1818, Heidsieck was appointed suppliers of Champagne to the king of Prussia, emperor of Germany; in 1911, it was appointed suppliers of Champagne to the English court. In 1933, Heidsieck Champagne was featured at the Swedish court and at the table of Csar Nicolas II (the latter ordered over 400,000 bottles a year for his personal use).

Heidsieck's Champagne is very Pinot Noir-centric, with the varietal making up close to 70% in each bottle. The rest is a blend of Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.