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Piper Heidsieck "Essentiel" Cuvée Réservée

France | Champagne 750 ml
  • Tastes like
  • Apple
  • Citrus
  • Toasted bread
  • Good with
  • Fish
  • Shellfish
  • Spicy
  • Its also
  • 90+
¥535
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  • Product details

    Description

    Domaine Piper Heidsieck was founded in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck, with a desire to make a “wine that smiles”. Their first patron was Queen Marie Antoinette and today the revered Champagne house is known worldwide for its red label.
    The Champion non-vintage Champagne at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, Essentiel Cuvée Réservée is bright, with well-defined fruit and aromatic purity, showing notes of citrus and white fruits, crisp succulent grapes, fresh apple and fresh almond. Intense and lasting notes of nutty fruitcake on the finish.
    Awarded "Best Non-Vintage Brut" at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2017. Gold medals at the International Wine & Spirits Competition & Mundus Vini 2017.

    Variety Description

    Champagne

    Champagne is a sparkling wine produced from grapes grown in the Champagne region of France following rules that demand secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to create carbonation. The primary grapes used in the production of Champagne are Pinot noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.

    Country Description

    France

    Practically all the most famous grape varieties used in the world's wines are French varieties, and wine is produced all throughout France. France is the second largest wine producer in the world after Italy. The wines produced range from expensive high-end wines sold internationally to more modest wines usually only seen within France. In many respects, French wines have more of a regional than a national identity, as evidenced by different grape varieties, production methods and different classification systems in the various regions. Some of the more famous wine regions in France include Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, Loire, Chablis and the Rhône valley.

    Region Description

    Champagne

    The Champagne wine region is a historic province in the northeast of France. The area is best known for the production of the sparkling white wine that bears the region's name. The principal grapes grown in the region include Chardonnay, Pinot noir, and Pinot Meunier. Ancient oceans left behind chalk subsoil deposits when they receded 70 million years ago. Earthquakes that rocked the region over 10 million years ago pushed the marine sediments of belemnite fossils up to the surface to create the belemnite chalk terrain. The belemnite in the soil allows it to absorb heat from the sun and gradually release it during the night as well as providing good drainage. This soil contributes to the lightness and finesse that is characteristic of Champagne wine.