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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Piper-Heidsieck Black Cancan by Jean Paul Gaultier, Vintage 2000
Piper-Heidsieck Black Cancan by Jean Paul Gaultier, Vintage 2000
(search item no. 101298)
collectible wine
older vintages


PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $630.00

Winemaker's Notes:


Piper-Heidsieck Black Cancan by Jean Paul Gaultier
Limited Edition

For the end of the year, Piper-Heidsieck slips into black satin latex and wraps itself in a couture crystal cape. Alluring, enticing.

The shimmer of the jet-black Swarovski crystals casts its entrancing spell. The mesh, Haute Couture creation for Jean Paul Gaultier, sparkles with black crystals and encircles the bottle. It closes at the back like a corset, all the way up to the necklace of diamond-cut crystals.

Like a black diamond, the elegant wrap holds an intense, unique elixir, the symbol of Piper-Heidsieck excellence : a vintage 2000.

The bottle is accompanied by two Schott Zwiesel crystal flutes, whose curves allow the captivating richness of wines to express itself fully in a harmony of glittering and oriental notes, signature of the 2000 vintage.

The set is presented in a sensual gift pack shaped like a woman's mouth, in a sophisticated combination of black lacquer and the iconic red hue of Piper-Heidsieck's seduction.

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About Piper-Heidsieck:

The 'Piper' style plays on a register of freshness, vivacity and fruitiness. Piper-Heidsieck wines are joyful, youthful champagnes, with aromas of citrus and pip fruits contributing to their sense of liveliness. Consumers are pleasantly surprised when they taste these wines for the first time. If they were to be defined as a fragrance, they would be described as belonging to the Floral-Fruity-Fresh perfume family. These are wines that ring true, with great appeal yet good, clear-cut structure. The Cuvée Brut blend is made of around fifty crus, with not one jarring note allowed, since the final flavor should be one of simplicity and pleasure. Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Bars areas add strength to the structure while Chardonnays from the Côte des Blancs and the Sézannais vineyards provide floral nuances following on to an exciting freshness. Finally, Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne and the Massif Saint-Thierry areas adds a touch of refreshing fruit. Although it is certainly true that Piper-Heidsieck wines have a strong personality, their harmony is all in subtlety. Cuvée Brut and other more complex champagnes such as Brut Divin, Cuvée Sublime and Cuvée Rare reveal Piper-Heidsieck's different shades of style.