The sound of the shears, the vibration of the steps, the whispering in the early morning, that’s the melody of champagne harvesting. The harvesting of non-other than the champagnes of Charles Camille Heidsieck – an American champagne pioneer.

Charles founded his own champagne house in Reims in 1851 at the age of 29. A year after going into business, he set sail for America and gained roaring success. They called him ‘Champagne Charlie’. And yet the term, used to describe someone who lives a life of luxury and excess, somewhat overlooks the pioneering exploits that defined the life of Charles-Camille Heidsieck. He was a rider of white stallions and an inspirer of jazz standards.

We have newly listed the Brut Réserve in a 375ml bottle, perfect for two to enjoy this festive season. Expect a blend of lively and vibrant fruit flavours like apples, peaches, and lemon zest, complemented by subtle vanilla and nutty undertones. The finish is often described as long and satisfying, leaving a lingering impression of fruit and brioche on the palate.