Rosé Millésimé 2012
Minerality, complexity, greatness
The year 2012 made news. And that is probably because its chaotic wine-producing history was finally rewarded with a breath-taking, almost miraculous, harmony. Today the 2012 Vintage has found its place amongst the great Champagne years.
Produced from a precise selection of eleven Grands and Premiers Crus, this blended rosé boasts lushness and elegance, and will age gracefully for many years. The Rosé Millésimé is an assemblage of 62 % Pinot Noir , including 9% red wine, and 38% Chardonnay. Charles Heidsieck considers 2012 to be self-evident: a “classic” vintage in the noblest sense of the term. The cuvée is enthralling for its power, generosity, and structure, combined with smoothness and remarkable freshness.
TO THE EYE:
A magnificent coppery golden robe offers glints of tangerine with a delicate, dynamic effervescence.
ON THE NOSE:
The initial nose is an invitation to indulgence with ripe fruit and toasted, smoky notes reminiscent of the wine’s native mineral soil, giving way to a riot of fruity notes of pomegranate, blackthorn, quince, and fresh almonds with a touch of blueberry.
ON THE PALATE:
The attack is frank with abundant freshness, signature of its noble composition. The mid-palate brings notes of quince, white pepper, and vineyard peaches. With a well-balanced tannic structure, the finish is silky.
A Miraculous Vintage
BLEND: 62 % Pinot Noir including 9% red wine, 38% Chardonnay
COMPOSITION: 11 Grands and Premiers Crus – Oger, Vertus, Chouilly, Cuis, Verzy, Aÿ, Ludes, Ambonnay, Tauxières, Avenay, Les Riceys
TO BE ENJOYED: within 10 years