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NV Piper-Heidsieck Brut, Champagne, France

Wine Notes

This Champagne is produced as both a Vintage and Non-vintage (Cuvee Brut). Please specify during your search.

Tasting note: Light gold. Focused nose opening up to fruit with subtle patisserie and smoky notes in the background. Full, generous and melted attack with the nose aromatics fully expressing themselves. Livelier finish imparting freshness. Set aside for the aperitif. (19-Oct-2012) [Gilbert & Gaillard]

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $39   From: $30   To: $49

Search Rank 318 What is search rank?
Over all vintages, this was the 318th most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year. Search rank last month: 513th

Score: 86. When to drink: 2008 to 2013
The Wine-Searcher score of 86/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
Critic Score When to drink
93/100    
93/100    
92/100    
89/100 (495 notes from 326 users )    
89/100    
88/100   2013+
87/100    
87/100    
15.7/20   2008+
15.5/20    
14.5/20    
14.5/20    
14/20    
14/20    
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result Extra Description
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2013 Silver Champagnes Piper-Heidsieck & Charles Heidsieck
Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2013 Platinum  
Decanter World Wine Awards 2013 Silver  
International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013 Silver Outstanding  
International Wine Challenge 2013 Silver  
Bready and toasty notes with lemon zest and apple cream. Good autolysis texture in a fresh crisp style of wine.
Japan Wine Challenge 2013 Silver  
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013 Double Gold  
Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2012 Silver  
Critics Challenge Wine Competition 2012 Platinum  
Decanter World Wine Awards 2012 Bronze  
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Price History for NV Piper-Heidsieck Brut, Champagne, France
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Grape Variety: Champagne Blend

Champagne Blend is a term used to denote the combination of grape varieties used to make the sparkling wines of Champagne. In almost every situation this means a duo of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with Pinot Meunier acting as a convenient optional extra, depending on the wine region in question. There are, in fact, seven grape varieties permitted under the Champagne appellation laws, but the remaining four are so rarely used that they are largely ignored.

The phrase Champagne Blend is used to describe sparkling wines made in regions other than Champagne, particularly in English-speaking countries like the ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Champagne Brut wine region

    Champagne Brut is by far the most common style of Champagne wine. The word brut means 'crude' or 'raw' in French. In the context of Champagne production it indicates that the wine is bottled (almost) unsweetened – in its natural, 'raw' state.

    In practice almost all Brut Champagnes do receive a small addition of sweetness (see dosage) prior to final bottling. Nowadays, the terms 'brut nature' and 'zero dosage' are used to indicate champagnes with no dosage at all. The brut style was pioneered by Perrier-Jouet in the mid-19th century, originally for the extensive Champagne markets of Great Britain.

    According to the ... more

  • Champagne wine region

    Champagne is the name of the world’s most famous sparkling wine, the appellation under which it is sold, and the French wine region from which it comes. While it has been used to refer to sparkling wines from all over the world – a point of much controversy and legal wrangling in recent decades – Champagne is a legally controlled and restricted na ... more

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