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Relaunch: Charles Heidsieck Mis en Cave Champagnes

Giles Fallowfield reports on a vertical tasting of Charles Heidsieck's re-released 'Mis en Cave' Crayères collection - a Champagne that was a radical concept when first pioneered.

Pre-millennium, the majority of non-vintage Champagne was made with very little reserve wine.

Most blends – and this includes nearly all of the major Champagne marques – came from one harvest base year, with relatively small amounts of reserve wine included, typically from the previous or two previous harvests. Reserve wine was barely 15% of the blend, and often a lot less.


Scroll down to see Giles Fallowfield’s Charles Heidsieck Mis en Cave tasting notes and scores



See Giles Fallowfield’s Charles Heidsieck Mis en Cave tasting notes and scores


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