Piper Hiedsieck Rare 2002


Price: $299.95 + refundable bottle deposit and handling fee
Varietal: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Brand: Piper Heidsieck
LCBO Product #: 445402
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Region: Champagne, France
Category: Regular Consignment
Bottles Per Case: 3
Bottle Size: 750ml

Availability

Availability in consignment

Background

The oldest of the three Heidsieck champagne houses, Piper-Heidsieck was founded in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck. Ambitious to make his mark, Florens-Louis created a cuvee which he dedicated and presented in person to Queen Marie-Antoinette, a patronage that one assumes was, at a certain point, abruptly severed.

Upon his death, nephew Christian Heidsieck went into partnership with Henri-Guillaume Piper, an energetic entrepreneur who did much to champion champagne throughout the world. Christian died suddenly, his widow married Henri-Guillaume and the company became known as Piper-Heidsieck.

Today, Piper-Heidsieck has established itself as one of champagne’s most consistent and reliable expressions. In 2011, the prestigious FINE Champagne magazine awarded the Piper-Heidsieck Rare first place in its Best 100 Champagnes list.

Under the astute direction of Head Winemaker Regis Camus, Piper-Heidsieck’s crisply fresh and radiantly vivacious expressions have ascended, in both quality and stature, to a very high level of excellence.


Tasting Notes

Rare 2002 is a blend of 8 crus including Oger, Villers-Marmery and Avize for the Chardonnay and Verzy for the Pinot Noirs. A 2002 vintage synonymous with richness and generosity matured for over 8 years in the House's cellars. 95 points Robert Parker "The pale gold, greenish shimmering 2002 Rare Millesime – 30% Pinot Noir and 70% Chardonnay – offers a very intense and rich, yet fresh nose of exotic fruit aromas of pineapples, mango, kiwi and passion fruit. On the palate, this is a mouthful of luscious Champagne: powerful and intense, but pure and with the complexity of matured wines. The finish is very exotic in its fruit aromas, but also persistently mineral."
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