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Piper-Heidsieck Rare is a truly unique prestige cuvée. In the summer of 1976, an unprecedented heatwave struck France, the likes of which the Champagne region had never experienced before. Piper-Heidsieck's...
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Piper-Heidsieck Rare is a truly unique prestige cuvée. In the summer of 1976, an unprecedented heatwave struck France, the likes of which the Champagne region had never experienced before. Piper-Heidsieck's winemaking team began to wonder: could it be possible to create a cuvée given the remarkable conditions?

Taming the natural forces was no easy task and when assemblage was complete and the final blend bottled, the team were so proud of the final product, they called it Rare. A testament to exceptional vintages where nature unleashes its forces, Rare cuvées are only produced in supernatural years.

Piper-Heidsieck Rare 2002 is only the seventh vintage of Piper-Heidseick Rare ever created.

A 2002 vintage synonymous with richness and generosity.

A dazzling, crystal-clear, citrine yellow gold enlivened by a delicate, shimmering effervescence.

On the nose, the fruit emerges as delicate, golden, muted exotic fruits - mango and kiwifruit - and dried fruit - hazelnut, almond and fig. A touch of iodine enhances this wine's flawless nose. The mild spices reflect the wine's depth - white pepper, smoked tea and cocoa. 

In the mouth, a wine with depth but also honed, precise, in harmony. Voluptuous delicacy with meringue notes. Subtle nuances evoke distant lands - mint tea, lime, kumquat and exotic fruits such as pineapple and candied ginger.

A prestigious, classical prestige cuvee from 2002 vintage - structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit.

Elaborated with a majority of Chardonnays from the Montagne de Reims region (70%) and complemented with Pinots Noirs (30%) from the same region, this wine is a blend of 8 crus which matured for over 7 years in the House's cellars.

International Wine Challenge 2018 - Champion of Champions’ Trophy
International Wine Challenge 2017 - Champion of Champions’ Trophy
Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - Best in Show
Decanter World Wine Awards 2016 - Best in Show

 

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