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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: $31   To: $49

Search Rank 272 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 272nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 397th

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    
92/100    
91/100    
89/100    
88/100   2013+
87/100    
87/100    
15.7/20   2008+
15.5/20    
15/20    
14.5/20    
14/20    
14/20    
Click a critic's name for details, or the score to go to their website.

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result Extra Description
International Wine Challenge 2014 Silver  
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 Gold  
Japan Wine Challenge 2013 Silver  
Japan Wine Challenge 2013 Trophy For Best Champagne/Sparkling Wine  
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013 Double Gold  

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Grape Variety

Champagne Blend is a name used for sparkling wines made from any one or more of the classic grape varieties used in Champagne: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The most common combination by far is Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in roughly equal parts; Pinot Meunier really only comes into play in real, pure-blooded Champagne.

In Champagne itself, the appellation laws actually permit seven grape varieties, not just the famous three. The remaining four are so rarely used that they are typically forgotten, and are almost never used outside Champagne. For the record, they are: ...more


Region
  • Champagne Brut is dry, sparkling wine from the Champagne region of northern France. Champagne of any color can be brut, both the standard white and Rosé. It is made from the classic Champagne Blend (typically Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier) but in theory can also include the four lesser-known Champagne varieties: Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Petit Meslier and Arbane.

    The French word brut translates roughly as 'raw', and in this sense it indicates a wine bottled in its natural, raw state – i.e. without a significant addition of sweetness ( ...more

  • 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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