Appearance : Light yellow in colour with green highlights. Nose : A strong and generous nose, slightly woody and spicy, characterised by an aromatic richness, blending toasty and buttery aromas. Palate : A full, fruity and well-structured palate with blackcurrant notes and a hint of lemon, with a slight yeastiness on the finish. Tasting note : A fragrant and full-bodied Champagne with hints of blackcurrant and lemon, and a touch of yeast. Varietals : 70% Pinot Noir. 20% Chardonnay. 10% Pinot Meunier. Winemaker : Head winemaker is Domique Pichart. Born in Avize, the famous “Grands Crus’ village, he has worked with Vranken Pommery Monopole for over 20 years. Geography : Heidsieck & Co Monopole is based in Epernay. Owns 420ha of vineyards (including some of the best Grand Crus vineyards), with another 2,800ha of vineyards under long and short term contracts. Vineyards are in the 3 main areas of Champagne – Cote des Blancs, Vallee de la Marne and the Montagne de Reims. The production facility for Heidsieck Monopole is at Tours sur Marne in the village of Bouzy. History : Established in 1785 – one of the oldest Champagne producers. Purchased by Vranken Pommery Monopole (VPM) in 1975 from Seagram. VPM is the second largest producer of Champagne, owning the Houses of Pommery, Demoiselle and Charles Lafitte 1834. A ‘Grand Marque’ champagne – one of the top names in Champagne. A totally separate company from the Piper Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck Champagne houses. Strong branding and instantly recognisable blue and yellow livery of the ‘Blue Top’ ensures strong presence and brand identity.
Originally posted 2012-01-22 13:40:47.
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