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Charles Heidsieck joins Liberty Wines

12th September, 2014

Charles Heidsieck joins Liberty Wines

We are delighted to announce that Liberty Wines has taken on the agency in Ireland for Champagne Charles Heidsieck, with effect from 8th October.  

The champagne house, back in family ownership since 2011, has experienced a renaissance in the last few years. It was founded by Charles-Camille Heidsieck in 1851, after which he set out to sell the wine in Russia, the United States and beyond.  He gained the nickname ‘Champagne Charlie’ in his travels around the royal courts of Europe and the United States, and the name has ever since been synonymous with quality.  

The Charles Heidsieck wines have recently won an unrivalled haul of awards and accolades. Chef de Cave Thierry Roset (pictured) was this year named ‘Sparkling Winemaker of the Year’ at the International Wine Challenge, the fifteenth time that this award has gone to Charles Heidsieck, and for two years running FINE Champagne Magazine has named the Brut Réserve as the world’s top non-vintage champagne.  

We look forward to introducing these exciting wines to you at our Portfolio Tasting on 8th October. The Brut Réserve has a unique make-up: 40% is reserve wine with an average age of 10 years that gives the wine a multi-layered and developed character. It spends a minimum of 36 months ageing on its lees, over twice the minimum required by law.  The Rosé Réserve is delicately scented and long and intense on the palate, while the 1999 Rosé Millésimé is complex yet sprightly.  

The newly released Brut Millésimé is from 2005, and is already showing all the hallmarks of a classic Charles vintage. The masterpiece from Charles Heidsieck is, however, the 1995 Blanc des Millénaires, one of the most garlanded of all Champagnes. “A wine like this comes along only once in your career,” says winemaker Thierry Roset.