Piper-Heidsieck 1990

Vintage from Champagne, France

Item No. 20134
  • bubbly, sparkling & champagne

Winemaker's Notes

With BRUT VINTAGE 1990 you discover intense aromas of orange blossom and liquorice, followed by fresh and lively hints of violet and sloeberry. On the palate, the flavours intensify, with hints of gingerbread, honey and marzipan. A fresh light wine, harmonious and in full bloom. While the name Piper-Heidsieck evokes spirit and vigour, the general impression of Brut Vintage 1990 remains that of a wine in full bloom, balanced and endowed with strong potential for maturation.

Blending: The beginning of 1990 was marked by devastating frost in April. The unusually warm and rainy weather in May and June caused early flowering. July and August were sunny, which contributed to the final quality of the grapes. The harvest took place from mid-September to October . The grapes were healthy and very ripe, confirming the wine growers most optimistic forecasts.

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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...

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Champagne is both a region and a method. The wines come from the northernmost vineyards in France and the name conjures an image like no other can. An 18th Century Benedictine monk named Dom Perignon is said to be the first to blend both varietals and vintages, making good wines not only great, but also special and unique to their winemaker. Today, nearly 75% of Champagne...

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Vintage Champagne and Sparkling Wines Vintage Champagne is made in particularly good years with optimum weather and the best grape selection. Some houses, like Dom Perignon, only make vintage Champagne, so they do not produce a wine every year and have no non-vintage bottlings. What makes vintage Champagne better? Well, status for one - many vintage Champagnes are...

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