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Date Printed: 1/23/2017
Piper-Heidsieck Rose
Piper-Heidsieck Rose
(search item no. 20132)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 1/23/2017: $47.49

Winemaker's Notes:

At Piper-Heidsieck, we harvest and vinify separately the wines from 50 carefully selected vineyards, known as crus, including the red wine of Champagne. It is this technique which enables Piper-Heidsieck BRUT ROSE to develop its delicious aroma of summer berries and its distinctive rosé appearance. This well rounded, full-bodied and fresh champagne is characterised by a generous and exuberant finale. A charming wine with magical, delicate accents. Young and fresh, it also gives an impression of gentleness and serenity. Refinement at its most supreme.

Blending: Brut Rose is an assemblage of 50 growths blended in the same way as cuvée Brut. Then a small proportion of red wine from the Champagne region is added to give the wine its colour and fruity flavour... A perfect balance is achieved over the course of slow ageing in Piper-Heidsiecks chalk cellars.

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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.