Piper-Heidsieck Rare 1988

£350.00 Product Code 1776880

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Tasting Note:
Rare vintage 1988 first reveals its generous amplitude – a powerful and elegant wine, of great finesse. The palate is creamy with a smoky, oily and toasty character. A sophisticated, warm wine with a lovely toasty and citrussy structure.

  • Country:France
  • Region:Champagne
  • Grape variety:Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
  • Vintage:1988
  • Alcohol:12%
  • Bottle size:75cl
  • Closure:Cork
  • Regrettably, this product is non-exportable

In 1785 Florens-Louis Heidsieck founded his Champagne house. Upon his death, nephew Christian Heidsieck and cousin Henri-Guillaume Piper assumed control of the house in 1828, only changing the name to Piper Heidsieck in 1839 – just one year after Henri Piper’s marriage to Christian Heidsieck’s widow in October 1838.

Rare is a blend chiefly of Chardonnay, completed by Pinot Noir. The Chardonnay comes from the Montagne de Reims. Its most striking characterise is its unusual expression of minerality.

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