Grape Varietals: 20% Chardonnay, 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Meunier
Alcohol Percentage: 12%
Volume: 750ml Wine
Rating: 92/100 Wine Spectator 2019
Vinification: 100% Cuvée
Tasting Note: The signature cuvée of the Piper-Heidsieck House is a rich blend of more than 100 crus and a textbook example of non-vintage Champagne. Its modern history is intricately tied to being the Champagne of choice for the Academy Awards ceremony, exuding timeless and classic elegance. The fruit aromas and flavors are predominantly green apple but with no shortage of buttery, toasted bread to round out the profile. Graceful, evoking dried berry and citrus notes, this supple bubbly has richness thats burnished to a soft glow radiating from within. Biscuit and honey accents add to the mix and the finish is dry and tangy, with a lingering aftertaste of berry.
Ageing on Lees: Minimum of 24 months
Terroir: More than 100 crus representative of the great diversity of the Champagne terroirs
Ageing After Disgorgement: Minimum of 6 months
Tasting Temperature: 8-12°C
Food Pairing: Sea scallops, lentils or smoked hay emulsion
About the Winery:
The Descours family owns Piper-Heidsieck, which was established in 1785 and is the most honored Champagne House of the century. Piper-Heidsieck credits its global success to its courageous leadership, with innovation constantly remaining at its core. Piper-Heidsieck, famous for its classic cuvées, has developed a reputation for international wine quality that has spread well beyond the French border.
2012's Vintage: The phenomenological Experience of a Solarian Age
The House of Piper-Heidsieck has established its inventive prowess in choosing and blending wines of distinction ever since its inception in 1785. All of the champagnes made by Chief Winemaker Emilien Boutillat, who also guarantees the Piper-Heidsieck style, exhibit a pursuit of excellence and an open mind.