A few weeks ago we had the pleasure to attend the Taste of Champagne 2019 in Sydney.
Hosted by Tyson Stelzer, It is a great opportunity to see most of the Champagne Houses finally lined up next to each other, try new things and compare the ones we already had on our radar.
Louis Roederer, Pol Roger, Agrapart…. Many well-known houses alongside smaller producers.
All of them creating different expressions of Champagne meant we had the very important job of testers for the day.
But more importantly than sampling, we were given the opportunity to learn more about the different techniques and philosophy behind the process. This reminded us again that in general, smaller houses tend to produce better quality “entry level” Champagne.
Yes their “name” has become bigger and bigger in Australia in the last ten years, but OMG there is a reason for that.
The entry level brut is probably the most shockingly awesome of the range.
The Brut Millesime 2005 simply confirms that their expertise puts them in the top 5 Champagne Houses alongside big names such as Krug or Dom Perignon.
And their new Blanc de Blancs (made 100% from Chardonnay grapes) sums up their absolute domination in our hearts.
Yes we know that Champagne in general doesn’t come cheap, but drinking Charles Heidsieck certainly explains why.
We could not keep this to ourselves and not share with you. So we are now offering the Brut by the glass at Steamers bar and Grill.
Perfect paired with oysters to start a long lunch or a romantic dinner.