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Champagne Piper Heidsieck Vintage 2006

Champagne Piper Heidsieck Vintage 2006

Manufacturer Piper Heidsieck

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Champagne Piper Heidsieck Vintage 2006 

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43,20 €

-10%

48,00 €

Grapes : Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Vintage : 2006
Bottle : 75 cl

From a contrasted year comes an unexpectedly elegantly charming wine. A year that first of all was marked by highly contrasted weather: after a heat wave in July, August witnessed violent storms of rain and hail. A year that offered a contrasted expression of the grapes: the Pinots Noirs were exceptionally intense and impetuous while the Chardonnay was ready for a long maturation. A year that obliged the winemakers to adapt: reducing the proportion of Pinot Noir compared to past years, thus reaching parity between Pinot and Chardonnay to moderate the Pinot Noir’s intensity. A year that asked for patience: the 17 crus that were selected to build the vintage (9 Grands Crus, 7 Premiers Crus – 8 Pinots Noirs, 9 Chardonnays) patiently waited 6 years in the House’s cellars to reach the perfect balance, and express the wine’s elegance and charm. On the eye A pale, crystal-clear yellow, to which the higher proportion of chardonnay brings glints of green. A light, airy effervescence. On the nose Aromas of dried apricots, notes of little red and black berries (raspberry, blackberry) and a hint of spices. Intense and enticing. An ample and generous harmony. On the palate A particularly dense and structured wine, whose generous structure is plush with candied orange peel, highlighted with a touch of smoked tea and toasted almonds. An incredibly long finish and the freshness of the Chardonnays tame the Pinots Noirs’ vigor. Balanced and elegantly charming.

Typology Sparkling
Vintage 2006
Size 75 cl
Main Vine Pinot Noir / Spätburgunder / Blauburgunder / Pinot Nero
Richard Juhlin 89/100

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Piper Heidsieck

Product by: Piper Heidsieck

In the late 80s the house was acquired by the large group Remy Cointreau and in 2011 the two main brands, Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck, are owned by the group Européenne de Participation Industrielle (EPI) led by Christopher Descours. Piper-Heidsieck utilizes all three grape varieties allowed for champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, in varying proportions depending on the different products.

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