This wine is golden in colour with fresh aromas of lime and tangerines and a hint of almond. On the palate, there are notes of pomegranate, ripe black cherry, blueberries and honey. It has a refreshing acidity with a long, silky finish.
- Feature(s): Vegan, Vegetarian
- Winemaker: Émilien Boutillat
- Alcohol (ABV): 12 %
- Acidity: 6.9 g/l
- Residual sugar: 9.9 g/l
- pH: 3.02
The vineyards are located in Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs, Aube and Vallée de la Marne.
First fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks. Once complete, the wines were racked and underwent full malolactic fermentation. After blending, the wine was bottled with selected yeasts added. The wine was kept on lees for five years before disgorgement, where a dosage of 9.5g/l was added. The bottles were allowed to rest for 12 months before release.
Vintage Champagne Trophy 2019
International Wine & Spirit Competition
International Wine Challenge 2019
With a long and varied history dating back to its beginnings in 1785 when it was created by Florens-Louis Heidsieck, Piper-Heidsieck is one of Champagne’s most well-known yet underestimated houses. From being a favourite of Marilyn Monroe (who claimed she liked a glass to wake up in the morning) to being the first ever bottle of Champagne to feature in a movie (the 1933 Laurel and Hardy film ‘Sons of the Desert’), it has long links to the world of cinema. Presided over by a roll call of Champagne’s most admired winemakers, the quality of the wines never fails to shine at international competitions – at the 2019 International Wine and Spirit Competition the 2012 Vintage was awarded the Vintage Champagne Trophy, while the 2019 International Wine Challenge saw the Non-Vintage Classic Blend Trophy awarded to the Essentiel Cuvée Réservée. The House’s winemakers have won Sparkling Winemaker of the Year at the IWC more than any other house. Chef de Cave Émilien Boutillat is the current custodian, whose philosophy is simple: preserving the quality, elegance and generosity of style that has always characterised the Piper-Heidsieck wines.