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Piper Heidsieck Rare 1988 Vintage Champagne 75cl

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Piper Heidsieck Rare 1988 Vintage Champagne is a composition of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir. The idea behind the Rare cuvees is to reveal the characteristics of vintage years that have undergone extraordinary conditions, not typically beneficial for winemaking, and yet the winemakers have used their expertise and creativity to present a cuvee of exquisite purity. In the case of 1988, the year was controversial, producing lovely vintages, with an Easten aura and a pronounced maturity.

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Pairs well with…

  • Fish
  • Parmesan
  • Seafood
  • Shellfish
  • Summer Fruits
  • White Meat
Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Golden in colour. The wine is complex, expressing initial aromas of plants, dried fern and humus which develop into sensual truffle fragrance and floral notes of freesia, lily and peony. The aromas are balanced with the refreshing notes of eucalyptus, mint and verbana along with delicate aromas of fruit such a white peach and dried apricot. As the wine breathes, warm notes of roasted coffee, aged rum and vanilla become evident.

On the palate, the wine presents itself as powerful yet elegant with an initial attack, bursting of flavour. Intense notes of dried fruit, hazelnuts and dried currents. Aromas of plants and herbs, peppered with hints of eucalyptus and sandalwood balance themself gracegully with a delicious taste of roasted pineapple.
A fantastic aperitif. Pairs excellently with the British classic of fish and chips or match with a winter warmer of Chestnut soup.
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Brand Piper Heidsieck
Country France
Volume (cl) 75
ABV (% vol) 12
Style Brut
Champagne Expression Complex, Floral, Creamy, Nutty
Champagne Producer Type Champagne House
Closure Cork and Cage
Champagne Grape Champagne Blend
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