• Suitable for vegetarians

Product Description

  • Brut - White French Wine
  • Founded in 1785, Piper Heidsieck is one of the oldest Grande Maison de Champagne.
  • Regis Camus, the chef de cave has received the prestigious International Wine Challenge 'Sparkling Winemaker of the year' award 8 times during 2004, 2007 2013.
  • Piper Heidsieck is enjoyed as the exclusive Champagne at the Cannes Film Festival and The Oscars.
  • A perfect celebration Champagne or gift for someone special.
  • The aroma is one of fresh apples and pears. The taste is full of fruit, a good mouthfeel and a harmonious balance. Delicious with Tuna Sushi or Goats Cheese.
  • Appearance: Classic light gold tint of champagne. A very fine bubble thanks to a prolonged maturation (24 vs. 15 months). Nose: Pear and apple amplified by subtle citrus aromas.. Mouth: Lively with great length in the mouth. A perfectly balanced dosage (11g/1)
  • Serve: Chilled to 8 10⁰. Serve in a champagne flute or wine glass with a tulip shape for nosing. Always taste a bottle before serving it to ensure it isn't corked.
  • Always seal with an air tight champagne closure between servings. Use within a day for optimum freshness.
  • Piper-Heidsieck Brut NV is a highly awarded Champagne. In 2014 it won silver at the International Wine Challenge and silver outstanding at the International Wines and Spirits Competition.
  • A classic, structured, full bodied and fruity Champagne. Blended with more than 100 crus from Champagne. Appearance: A clear, golden Champagne with delicate bubbles resulted from an extend maturation. ABV: 12%. 55-60% Pinot Noir, 20-25% Pinot Meunier, 10-15% Chardonnay and 10-15% Reserve Wines
  • Suitable for vegans & vegetarians
  • Pack size: 750ml

Information

Allergy Information

  • Contains: Sulphur Dioxide/Sulphites

Tasting Notes

  • From one of Champagne's most iconic and oldest houses, this award winning Champagne evokes pear and apple flavours with a fresh, long lasting finish. Perfect as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to canapés and seafood. Serve chilled.

Region of Origin

Champagne

Wine Colour

White

Alcohol Units

9

ABV

12% vol

Current Vintage

Non Vintage

Producer

Piper-Heidsieck

Type of Closure

Natural Cork

Wine Maker

Régis Camus

Country

France

Alcohol Type

Wine

Taste Category

Grape Variety

Pinot Noir- 55-60%, Pinot Meuniers 20-25%, Chardonnay- 10-15%, Reserve Wines- 10-15%

Vinification Details

  • Grapes typically harvested in mid-Sept, about 100 days after flowering. Picked by hand so that the skins do not get broken. Vines average age in Champagne is 15 years & are most productive between 10-25 years. Harvested grapes are immediately pressed using the traditional “coquard” basket press. Process is gentle so that the grape juice is not contaminated by the tannins in the skin. First pressing produces 2050L “must”. Second pressing gives 500L & is more coarse & acidic. Third pressing is not allowed for production of champagne. The juice is clarified for the first fermentation. Fermented in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation. No battonage. No fining agents. Filtration occurs. The natural sugars in the grape ferment but the carbon dioxide is allowed to escape, producing a still base wine. Piper is now left with a collection of still wines, from which the blends for each cuvée are produced & they may also hold back quantities to use as reserve wines.

History

  • “Create a cuvee worthy of a queen”. Inspired by this ambition, Florens Louis Heidsieck founds the house of Piper-Heidsieck in Reims with Marie-Antoinette and the royal courts in mind. Founded in the age of Enlightenment, the elegance and audacity of this great Champagne house led to fourteen Royal courts to choose it as their official Champagne supplier. 1885 - To celebrate Piper- Heidsieck's 100th anniversary, Carl Fabergé designs a bottle of diamonds, white gold and lapis lazulli for the specially created cuvée. 1976 - Extraordinary weather inspires Piper Heidsieck to create the first vintage of Rare. 1985 - To celebrate the 200th anniversary, Van Cleef & Arpels recreate the Fabergé bottle. Valued at $1 million and escorted around the world by armed guards. 2002 - Régis Camus becomes head winemaker. 2006 - Piper- Heidsieck wins Non-Vintage Champagne of the Year IWC. 2012 - Régis Camus wins his 6th IWC Sparkling Winemaker of the Year award (5th in a row.)

Regional Information

  • “Champagne” is used exclusively for wines produced in the Champagne region, defined by a 1927 law. 120km wide by 150km North to South. This area represents 34,000 hectares, containing 319 villages in total and is the most northern wine producing region of France. The exceptional terroir, with chalky and acidic soils coupled with a unique climate give Champagne its exclusivity. This region encompasses five main areas - La Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Côte des Blancs, Côte de Sézanne, Côte des Bar.

Storage Type

Ambient

Storage Instructions

Alcohol Unit Other Text

Wine Effervescence

Storage

Store away from light, regulate hydrometry, store at 5-20⁰C

Country of Origin

France

Origin Free Text

Produce of France

Preparation and Usage

  • Serve at 8/10⁰C
  • Use within a day for optimum freshness.
  • Always seal with an air tight champagne closure between servings

Name and address

  • Champagnes P. & C. Heidsieck - S.A.S.,
  • Reims,
  • France.

Return to

  • Please call First Drinks Brands customer services first on 01256 748100
  • www.piper-heidsieck.com

Lower age limit

Statutory Years : 18

Net Contents

750 Millilitres ℮

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