Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002

Cuvee: Prestige Cuvée
Vintage: 2002
The top of the line champagne from Piper Heidsick, Cuvée Rare is composed of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir, and one the last 2002 vintages on the market , as most houses sell younger champagnes even for their top range. Neverheless, Cuvée Rare is a champagne of an exceptional elegance and finesse, rich and smoky, thanks to its fresh notes of fruits mixed with exquisite notes of nutties and brioches. The fruit intensity of this wine has been transformed into a splendid selection, but still conserving the airy quality that’s the hallmark of this house. Vinified in stainless steel tanks with full malolactic, it is ideal to accompany a meal or even better with a dessert thanks to a great length in palate. To drink now or to let improve still decades. Tasting Notes Eye Light, bright gold with a lively mousse. Nose Candied orange, pear and ginger, with flowers and spice notes. Palate Crisp apple flavours and candied orange, layers of poached pear, toasted hazelnut and brioche: it offers a lasting finish of smoky minerality and a hint of cristallized honey. Food pairing Ideal with seafood, oysters or even with a beaf carpaccio. Also perfect with a red fruit dessert.
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