Piper Heidsieck

Piper Heidsieck Rare 2002 Brut

Piper Heidsieck Rare 2002 champagne is Piper Heidsieck's prestige cuvee offering. It is rich, layered, lingering, and luxurious. This vintage brut is even better a few hours after opening. Piper Heidsieck Rare 2002 ratings, tasting notes, and details are provided.

Piper Heidsieck Rare 2002
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 96 Mar. 2014   Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 94 12/01/12   (750 ml bottle) $160
Wine Spectator 97 11/30/12    

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Brilliant yellow gold with fine steady bead.
Aroma/bouquet: Baked apple, lemon, spun honey, brioche, hints of ginger and coconut.
Palate: Lemon meringue pie, apple, subtle pineapple, brioche, smoky/flinty minerality. Silky mouthfeel.
Additional comments: Rich, layered, lingering, luxurious. Even better after open a few hours.
When to drink: Piper Heidsieck Rare 2002 Champagne is ready to drink now through 2027.

Rare 2002 Details
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Label: Piper Heidsieck Rare Millesime 2002 Champagne
Champagne Piper Heidsieck
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 11 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: Yes
Vineyards: NA
Grapes: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir
Alcohol: 12%

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Piper Heidsieck Rare 2002

Piper Heidsieck uses the méthode champenoise for their champagne production. Rare 2002 is composed of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. The blend is from 17 crus primarily from the Montagne de Reims region. The wine is aged for 7 years in the cellars. The dosage is 11 grams per liter. The Wine from specific crus and grape varieties are vinified separately to minimize manipulation such as racking, filtering and centrifugation to help preserve the typicity of the vineyards.

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