The Story of Charles Heidsieck
If all those who have one day tasted Champagne Charles Hiedsieck have remained faithful to the House, there must be a good reason. Charles Heidsieck's wines are the results of a sum of many expectations - thus making them true masterpieces for the enlightned amateurs. From the very start, Charles Heidsieck wines managed to seduce the royal courts of Europe and the great patrons of the times. Today, the House's wines are awarded the greatest prizes by professional juries across the world.
Over the decades, without making a fuss, relying on nothing but it's exceptional quality, Charles Heidsieck has consolidated its position as the champagne for "those who know".
Charles-Camille Heidsieck: a passion for the exceptional
1851: the enterprising young man creates the Champagne House which will bear its name. He sets the highest standards in grape selection and improves the product methods of the age. He buys chalk quarries in Reims, where his wines will mature in perfect conditions.
This tirelss self-promoter is soon drawn to America in 1852, he is one of the very first champagne producers to make the trip to New York. His success is immediate. Charles-Camille Heidsieck will make several trips to Amercia and become a well regarded and appreciated figure of American social life, earning himself the nick-name of "Champagne Charlie".
While travelling in the South during the Civil War, he is the victim of diplomatic incident and spends several months in jail, displaying great fortitude in difficult circumstances. Having returned to Reims, he devotes all his energies to the consolidation of the House's position by further improving the quality and harmony of it's wines.
"The exception deserves the exceptional". Something of Charles-Camille Heidsiecks spirit survives in the House's philosophy.
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