Blend of Pinot Noir (70%), signature grape of Heidsieck & Co Monopole, Chardonnay (20%) and Pinot Meunier (10%). It is characterized by its balance, sweetness and generosity. On the eye: bright golden yellow color. On the nose: complex aromas, mix of white fruits, crystallized fruit, and orange blossom. On the palate: round and fruity, with spicy nuances. Pleasant sweetness, slightly vinous. Heidsieck Monopole Extra-Dry is an excellent champagne to drink as an aperitif or with slightly spicy starters. Also enjoyable with desserts, foie gras and old cheeses.
Founded in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck, Heidsieck & Co Monopole is the original Heidsieck House and the 4th oldest Champagne House. In 1834, after several disagreements, his three nephews went their separate ways. One of them, Henri-Louis Walbaum continued the business alone and established the trademark 'Monopole' in 1860. The Heidsieck & Co House reflects the legacy of Champagne. Still evocative of that era, Heidsieck cuvées blend the modern world and traditional savoir-faire with the same passion. Heidsieck & Co Monopole has a close history with governments of Europe in the 19th and 20th centuries. The house received royal warrants in Prussia, Germany, Russia but also for the British Crown and the Swedish Crown. Heidsieck Monopole was also the official champagne on many cruise lines including the Titanic. The most exciting story of Heidsieck Monopole is the story of the Jönköping (a ship sunk by a german submarine in 1916). In 1998, in the Baltic Sea, a submarine expedition found its wreck and the 2,400 bottles of Heidsieck vintage 1907 that were found 82 years later turned out to be very well preserved and the wine was excellent!