Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut

Champagne

Since its founding in 1785, the House of Piper-Heidsieck has proven its innovative prowess in selecting and blending wines of exception. A quest for excellence and open-mindedness are reflected in the entire range of champagnes created by Chief Winemaker Emilien Boutillat and serve as a guarantee of the Piper-Heidsieck style. Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2014 is an elegant, radiant and intense vintage. Its nose delivers notes of orange blossom, apricot, brioche and toasted almond. The palate unveils flavours of tangerine, lime zest and liquorice.

Tasting Notes

Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2014 is an elegant, radiant and intense vintage. Its nose delivers notes of orange blossom, apricot, brioche and toasted almond. The palate unveils flavours of tangerine, lime zest and liquorice.

Enjoy with canapés, crab, shellfish, crayfish, creamed celery, slivers of fresh melon, brunoise of coppa.

Following clement weather in early 2014, an early spring flaunted gorgeous flowering. After particularly cool and humid weather at the beginning of summer, the sun reappeared in mid-August for an Indian summer that lasted until September. The 2014 vintage boasts Chardonnays with sensational crispness and fruity, sophisticated Pinots Noirs.

  • Pressing: Slow and qualitative close to the vineyards, separation of juices
  • Settling: Static clarification of juices
  • Alcoholic fermentation: 100% thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, use of selected yeasts
  • Malolactic fermentation: 100% realised
  • Sustainable oenology: Limited use of œnological treatments (including sulfites)

  • 55% Pinot Noir
  • 45% Chardonnay
  • Dosage:  7 g/l
  • ALC: 12%

  • Certifications: Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne and High Environmental Value level 3
  • Soil maintenance: Mechanically weeded under rows with natural grass between vineyard rows Zero herbicide
  • Biodiversity: Hedges of native species, beehives close to the vineyards, flowered fallow fields

The Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2012 immediately delights the palate with its luminous personality. It offers stellar freshness, crisp aromas and the pronounced fruity nuances of Pinot Noir. While ageing will let it fully express its plush summery temperament, the 2012 vintage already promises both a vibrant and a precise tasty experience.

Tasting Notes

Golden in color, with crystalline bubbles.  On the nose, fresh citrus notes of lime or tangerine leaves, with warm, smoked notes. A touch of almond then offers a voluptuous, vivid vibrancy.  On the palate, notes of pomegranate and almond open with the expression of a plush texture of smoked tea or freshly harvested honey, and the juice of ripe black cherry and blueberries. The long, silky finish is perfect both as a prelude or the accompaniment to a gourmet meal.

  • 48% Chardonnay
  • 52% Pinot Noir
  • Dosage:  10 g/l

The generous 2008 Vintage Brut offers an outstanding take on the traditional balance between subtly ripened Chardonnay and Pinot Noirs, from 20 crus.  Unique in character, this wine is refined by extended aging.

Tasting Notes

Elegant, light and velvety soft.  Notes of succulent peach and greengage, entwined with floral notes of cherry and hawthorn blossom, and a saltiness accentuated by notes of peppery spices and plums.

  • 48% Pinot Noir
  • 52% Chardonnay
  • Dosage: 9.5 g/l

  • 90+

    points

    Wine Advocate, September 2021

    "The 2014 Brut Vintage opens in the glass with notes of crisp orchard fruit, freshly baked bread, lemon oil and light reduction. Medium to full-bodied, deep and tightly wound, with racy acids and chalky grip, it displays a pinpoint mousse and concludes with a long, dry finish. Bottled under Diam Mytik, it's a taut, structured wine that merits a bit of time in the cellar to show what exactly it's capable of."

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  • 93

    points

    Wine Spectator, December 2021

    "A seamless Champagne, finely textured and showing a creamy viscosity on the palate. This vibrant version winds a subtle, toasty thread of brioche and roasted almond through flavors of black currant, dried apricot and candied lemon peel. Mouthwatering and lightly chalky on the finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Drink now through 2029."

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  • 98+

    points

    Decanter, July 2021

    "PLATINUM MEDAL Superb! This has a nose of oatmeal, plum, quince, and a hint of lanolin; impressive palate weight, good autolytic definition; richly resonant and long. A delight."

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  • 93

    points

    Wine Enthusiast, December 2019

    "A vintage wine, this hints of maturity while preserving a fresh core of balanced fruit and texture. Almost equally balanced between Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the wine brings together structure and minerality to sustain the fruit. Drink this Champagne from 2021."

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  • 93

    points

    Wine Spectator, December 2019

    "A crowd-pleasing example, showing overall balance and integration, with lightly mouthwatering acidity and a creamy texture married to an appealing mix of white cherry, almond biscotti, lemon curd and anise flavors. A lovely streak of spicy minerality drives the long finish. Drink now through 2027. 8,000 cases made, 1,000 cases imported."

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  • 93+

    points

    Wine Advocate, August 2019

    "Unfurling in the glass with incipiently complex aromas of citrus oil, wheat toast, fresh peach and crisp orchard fruit, the newly released 2012 Vintage Brut is full-bodied, deep and tightly wound, with excellent concentration, racy acids and a fine mousse, concluding with a long and penetrating finish. Even though it's still a little reserved after its recent disgorgement,"

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  • 97+

    points

    Decanter, July 2021

    "Platinum Medal. Charming nose of soft coconut, mango, nectarine, and Mirabelle plum. Supremely elegant, yet with grip; voices from the orange grove; an engaging call to arms. Everything is in most excellent order."

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TRADE & MEDIA ASSETS /////////////////

2014 Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut – Tasting Notes

2014 Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut – Bottle

Piper-Heidsieck Wine Enthusiast 2019 – Accolade Sheet

2008 Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut – Tasting Note

2012 Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut – Tasting Note

Piper-Heidsieck Awards & Medals – Accolade Sheet

2008 Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut – Bottle Shot

2012 Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut – Label

2012 Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Brut – Bottle Shot