Piper-Heidsieck Rare Brut 75cl

Piper-Heidsieck Rare Brut

Only eight vintages of this wine have ever been made since the heat wave in 1976 inspired Piper-Heidsieck to make Rare in years influenced by extraordinary weather conditions. The 2002 is, unusually for Piper-Heidsieck, dominated by Chardonnay making up 70% of the blend (the balance being Pinot Noir) which comes from Montagne de Reims region, more famous for its Pinot Noir grapes: the winemaker Régis Camus describes the Chardonnays from this region as being nervous like a thoroughbred horse, but capable of settling beautifully with time. Silky-textured; with exotic, rich, tropical fruit flavours including pineapple, kiwi and passion fruit; it’s backed by a fresh minerally finish and rediscovered spice notes.

  • Type: Champagne White Vintage
  • Country: France
  • Region: Champagne
  • Vintage: 2002
  • Producer: Piper-Heidsieck
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Secondary grape: Pinot Noir
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £175.81
  • Code: 21638
  • Abv: 12%
  • Expression: Cork - Green