Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut
With its distinctive red label, this has established itself as one of the most reliable champagnes at the lower priced end of the market. Has excellent fine mousse and a complex bouquet of ripe fruit and yeasty brioche, the refined palate tightening the game with fresh apple and ripe citrus fruit, then a pleasingly dry finish. 93 out of 100, James Halliday, Weekend
The distinctive red label of the wine is frequently seen around the traps, partly because this is the cheapest Grand Marque brand. But it also has the legacy of master Champagne maker Daniel Thibault who redefined the style in the late 1980s, making it richer and fruitier. Strong straw-gold, it has a level of intensity greater than all others at its price point. Gently ripe stone fruit and a touch of brioche provide a supple mouthfeel and satisfying finish. $69.99. 93 points & Halliday’s Top 100 – The Weekend Australian November 10-11, 2007
Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut is an exceptionally well balanced champagne – fresh and lively, with light aromas of citrus fruits and spring flowers. Piper-Heidsieck cuvée Brut champagne brings its own lively, vivacious and exuberant character to dry champagne’s traditional elegance and finesse. Piper-Heidsieck’s cuvée Brut combines 50 rigorously selected growths. The wine’s harmony develops over the course of slow ageing in Piper-Heidsieck’s chalk cellars. Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes give cuvée Brut its structure and elegance
Piper-Heidsieck boasts one of the largest selections of crus, which represents all the nuances of the Champagne terroir and includes both Grands Crus and Premiers Crus, a guarantee of the quality of the brand's different cuvées. Vinification has always been the perfect illustration of Piper-Heidsieck's know-how. Each cru and grape variety is vinified separately. Reserve wines from earlier years are used to create a more rounded blend and ensure the originality of the Piper-Heidsieck style. Everything depends on the art of blending, where human input is of paramount importance. The man in the shadows, the man of magic, is Régis Camus, Piper-Heidsieck's winemaker.
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