Piper-Heidsieck Brut (1.5L Magnum)
Piper-Heidsieck Brut presented its latest Rare Rosé Champagne 2007 at a secret garden banquet in Paris last week.
Champagne houses are not shy about pulling out all of the stops for launch parties.
Piper-Heidsieck set up a feast for the senses set in the gardens of Musée Albert-Khan.
Guests were led over stepping-stones and ornate bridges, through a series of workshops designed to emulate the aromas, colours and flavours of the new luxury Champagne cuvée.
Piper-Heidsieck Brut champagne brings its own lively, vivacious and exuberant character to dry champagne’s traditional elegance and finesse. It combines 50 rigorously selected growths. Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes give this cuvee its structure and elegance. Reserve wines from earlier years are used to create a more rounded blend and ensure the originality of the Piper-Heidsieck style Piper-Heidsieck Brut . The wine’s harmony develops over the course of slow aging in Piper-Heidsieck’s chalk cellars.
On the eye: Sparkling clarity, pale gold in color.
On the nose: The very first impressions are of bright, fresh mornings. It is reminiscent of spring blossom such as hawthorn. They lead into more fruity notes such as summer apple and pear, then citrus, with hints of warm toastiness.
On the palate: The first impression is lively and fresh. The citrus notes take on a certain maturity. There is passion with gentleness, lightness with spontaneity.
‘2007 was a difficult vintage for champagne growers, the season had a very early start with inconsistent flowering and more importantly – especially compared to this year – August was very cold,’ said Camus.