Piper-Heidsieck 2008

In Bond per Case
£278.00
6 × 75cl
1 2
Description & Technical Information
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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 Vintaged 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
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 Gold 2018
CSWWC Gold 2018
DWWA Silver 2017
CSWWC Gold 2017
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