THE CELLAR MASTER,
Much like the conductor of an orchestra, produces Champagne by emphasizing the best features of each selected wine in the blend. Each note of each wine is worked on during the blending phase to transcribe the singularity of the House, the Charles Heidsieck style.
Is the new Cellar Master of Charles Heidsieck and succeeds Cyril Brun.
Over the past 7 years, Cyril has followed in the footsteps of the great Cellar Masters of the House, and has written some of the finest pages of its modern history. During these years, the House experienced a significant growth, and is once again radiating throughout the world. Charles Heidsieck's blends, always more adapted and refined, perpetuate the House's style.
Cyril notably designed the new Charlie, a legendary cuvée of the House which made its grand return in 2022.
ELISE LOSFELT TAKES THE KEYS OF THE "Charles Style".
An agricultural engineer with a degree from AgroParisTech, and a Master's degree in Vine and Wine coupled with a National Diploma in Oenology, Elise Losfelt has devoted herself to Champagne for the past 10 years, through various positions held at Moët & Chandon. First as a communication oenologist, then as a vinification manager for Moët & Chandon, she worked with the Cellar Masters of Moët & Chandon, Mercier, Ruinart and Dom Pérignon. Elise has deepened her expertise, guaranteeing the final quality of the wine at each key stage of the Champagne making process: from the harvest to the disgorgement.
Particularly sensitive to the balance between classic field oenology and oenology 2.0, she is particularly passionate about understanding each must and how to work them to guarantee the highest potential of Champagne wines. Elise cultivates a family winemaking tradition that goes back six generations on the Château de L'Engarran estate in the Languedoc region.
"I have enormous respect for the creativity and rigour of my predecessors and I hope to make a coherent contribution to the continuity of the House style. It is with humility and enthusiasm that I join these passionate men and women to work together in forging the fate of this iconic House. "
THE GREAT CHARLES!
Over the past two decades - and no less than 12 times over those 20 years - the Charles Heidsieck Cellar Masters have been awarded the prestigious title of “Best Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” at the London International Wine Challenge. Their immense expertise and talent has brought them international renown fame in the industry. Each Cellar Master declared their winemaking to have been inspired by Charles’ audacity and his affinity for wandering off the beaten path.
Masters of their Art, Creators and Gatekeepers