Dry Extract Interview: Cyril Brun of Champagne Charles Heidsieck

Cyril Brun of Champagne Charles Heidsieck

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Cyril Brun of Champagne Charles Heidsieck

Cyril Brun of Champagne Charles Heidsieck

© Charles heidsieck/F.Hatat

Cyril Brun has been cellar master at Champagne Charles Heidsieck since 2015. Wine is in his blood as he was born into a family of growers, merchants and coopers in Aÿ, Champagne. The business and oenology graduate worked at Champagne Veuve Clicquot before taking on the starring role at Charles Heidsieck.

The best advice I ever got

Work without any calculation.

My life motto

Train your beloved people to become great people.

I am currently reading

Barack Obama's latest book.

My most played music track

A Kind of Blue by Miles Davis.

If I didn’t do my current job I would 

Conduct an orchestra.

Skill I don’t currently possess but would like to have 

Playing music.

My favourite kind of exercise

Tennis.

I relax while

Listening to music.

I collect

Wine. 

My essential newspaper/magazine

Geo 

My desert-island wine

Château d'Yquem 1967 - it is close to perfection, it breaks all frontiers, it is unique.

I have learnt a lot from

My father, my mentors, Dominique Demarville

My last meal and sip will be

Something simple. A glass of non vintage Champagne and a piece of 24-month-old Comté.

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