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Rare Rose 2008 Champagne 75cl

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Rare Rose
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Description & Technical Information
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The second release of Rare Rosé and its from the top 2008 vintage. Piper-Heidsieck Rare is transitioning its name and from this vintage forward it will be called just Rare for their Rose and Blanc releases. In the summer of 1976, an unprecedented heatwave struck France, the likes of which the Champagne region had never experienced before. Piper-Heidsieck's winemaking team began to wonder: could it be possible to create a cuvée given the remarkable conditions? Taming the natural forces was no easy task and when assemblage was complete and the final blend bottled, the team were so proud of the final product, they called it Rare. A testament to exceptional vintages where nature unleashes its forces, Rare cuvées are only produced in supernatural years.

Weather: A mild, rainy winter, followed by an unpredictable and dreary spring, with a month of June marked by an abrupt drop in temperature and continuing most of the summer until the 15 August. And then, a miracle of nature: the ominous and extremely rainy weather changed radically to become sunny and dry with warm days and cold nights, lasting throughout the harvest in mid-September.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru | Chardonnay: Avize, Vertus, Villers-Marmery | Pinot Noir: Ambonnay, Aÿ
Grape Varieties: 70% Chardonnay & 30% Pinot Noir
Ageing: 9 years on the lees
Dosage: 8.5 g/l
Disgorged: June 2018
Cork: Mytik Diam Technological
Drink: Now to 2035

Tasting Note: The nose is full of fresh red and black fruits and hints of cherry, the palate has great texture, bundles of fruit like passion fruits and bold red currants and black cherry. A complex Rose with plenty of texture and power and a light and delicate end with hint of salinity. Will age for 20+ years.
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