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.
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Light yellow color, with green highlights. The nost is strong and generous, slightly woody and spicy, characterized by an aromatic richness blending toasty and buttery aromas. It has an unreserved palate, full, fruity and well-structured taste. more
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Wonderful ripe aromas of butterscotch, peach, lemon and malt turn deeper, spicier and smokier on the palate. It's all focused by vibrant acidity that interplay with the creamy texture. This tastes ready, but should develop over the next decade. Long, nutty aftertaste. Drink now through 2018.
Nice balance between vivacity and vinosity. First, the mouth reveals persistent quince aromas, sustained by a beautiful freshness thanks of the high proportion of Chardonnay. The finish is characterized by aromas of walnuts. more
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... more
The Premier Cru Brut is yellow in color with golden highlights. It has fine bubbles with a creamy mousse. Medium-bodied, with fine intensity that hints of peach, honey, citrus and gingerbread flavors. This champagne is nicely balanced, with bright acidity and a supple texture.
Light yellow colour, with green highlights. Elegant nose, with dominant taste of fruits, marmelade, then brioche and honey. A well-balanced taste with a well integrated crisp acidity. Ideal as an aperitif. With a meal, it is a perfect accompaniment to seafood and white meats. more
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... more
Very fruity and floral, with a creamy texture buoying the berry, apple and dough notes. Lightweight and elegant, with persistence of flavors and a strawberry aftertaste. Drink now.
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