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Piper-Heidsieck 2008

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£88.00
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£90.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Piper-Heidsieck's roots trace back to Florens-Louis Heidsieck, who created the original company of Heidsieck & Co. Christian Heidsieck joined the venture alongside Guillaume Piper and once Florens-Louis died in 1828, the duo decided to continue the adventure side by side, founding Champagne Piper-Heidsieck.

In 2011 both Charles Heidsieck and Piper-Heidsieck were bought by EPI Group headed by Christopher Descours, he has pumped significant finance into the companies allowing them to grow their vineyard holdings, grape purchasing and production. The brands are now growing their sales fast after many decades of decline. Today, production occurs alongside sister company Charles Heidsieck in an ultra-modern functional wine-making facility on the southern outskirts of Reims. Their characteristics differ quite considerably, with Piper opting for a fruitier and lighter style of base wines.

Piper-Heidsieck Vintage is not a predefined recipe, each vintage and each blend is unique, as Régis Camus says "This freedom reflects the exceptional" The blends are selected from upwards of 18 different Premier and Grand Crus. Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims give the structure and the Chardonnay from la Côte des Blancs and the Montagne de Reims expresses the elegance and charm of the vintage.

Weather: After a rainy but mild winter without any prolonged cold spells, spring arrived with some very localised frosts. Cool weather returned in June and the infrequent sunshine prolonged the feeling of freshness. The spring to autumn weather was bright with sunny spells and the long, hot days and cool nights during September gave the grapes excellent acidity during the harvest period. The 2008 vintage is fast emerging as one of the best since the renowned and now-legendary 2002.

Wine Competition Trophies:
The Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships 2017 - World Champion Vintage Brut Blend

Technical Information:
Vineyards: Grand Cru, Premier Cru | Chardonnay: Côte des Blancs, Montagne de Reims | Pinot Noir: Montagne de Reims
Grape Varieties: 52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir
Ageing: 8 years on the lees
Dosage: 9.5 g/l
Cork: Mytik Diam Technological
Drink: Now to 2030

Tasting Note: A lush golden hue with a fine bead of bubbles. Initially delicate notes on the palate give way to a ripe fruit freshness. Citrus and plums right through to the long finish.
Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Overview
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Expert Reviews
94 → 96/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Lovely sweetly fruity charred pastry, honey and vanilla nose with opulent toasty generosity. Rich voluptuous body which surprises with its lovely energy and nervosity. Its superb intensity promises great future potential.”
93/100
Decanter World Wine Awards
“Rich with noteworthy complexity and lovely red apple and ripe lemon fruit. Nice toastiness to the palate overlaid with nuts and brioche. ”
Awards
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IWC Trophy 2020
IWC Gold 2021
IWC Gold 2018
CSWWC Gold 2018
DWWA Silver 2017
CSWWC Gold 2017
News Articles
  1. Piper-Heidsieck 2008

    Piper-Heidsieck 2008

    June 10, 2022

    This is one of my favourite “best value” champagnes in the vintage tier, you get absolute bundles in your glass. In 2017 it won Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships “World Champion Vintage Brut Blend” which is quite an accolade.
  2. Rare Champagne: New House, Same Vision

    Rare Champagne: New House, Same Vision

    September 2, 2019

    Last year, Rare Champagne separated from parent brand Piper-Heidsieck, becoming the third champagne house of the burgeoning EPI group. We met veteran chef de cave Régis Camus at the vast premises in Reims earlier this summer to taste some treasures, both old and new.
  3. Piper-Heidsieck and Rare Champagne: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Piper-Heidsieck and Rare Champagne: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    April 4, 2019

    Émilien Boutillat chose a good vintage to start his new role as Piper-Heidsieck cellar master. "The quality of the grapes was perfect all over the region," he told us. We tasted the base wines and shared a magnificent lunch paired with Rare Champagne.
  4. Rare Champagne Vertical Tasting

    Rare Champagne Vertical Tasting

    December 9, 2018

    Following the recent release of Rare Le Secret, the 20-year clandestine project of Rare Champagne Chef de Cave Régis Camus, we were invited to a vertical tasting of past Rare Champagne vintages - dating all the way back to 1979 - with the secretive cellar master himself.
  5. Piper-Heidsieck Appoints New Cellar Master: Émilien Boutillat

    Piper-Heidsieck Appoints New Cellar Master: Émilien Boutillat

    September 21, 2018

    Yesterday, Piper-Heidsieck announced the appointment of Émilien Boutillat as their new Cellar Master. Previous incumbent Séverine Frerson has joined Perrier-Jouët, where she will succeed current Cellar Master Hervé Deschamps in a few years.
  6. Piper-Heidsieck Rare 1998 Named 'Best Champagne of 2018'

    Piper-Heidsieck Rare 1998 Named 'Best Champagne of 2018'

    September 10, 2018

    Of nearly 200 champagnes tasted at The Drinks Business 2018 Champagne Masters competition, one stood out as the absolute best: Piper-Heidsieck Rare 1998. Available today in magnums only, this exceptional cuvée was awarded an average 98-points.
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