Haute Living: PIPER-HEIDSIECK Will Make You Sparkle This Valentine’s Day
Haute Living says “there is nothing like showing your love this Valentine’s Day with a bottle of bubbly” and names nine sparkling-wine favorites — PIPER HEIDSIECK Brut NV among them.
Piper Heidsieck Cuvée Brut NV ($50): While you may not be among the select few to enjoy Piper Heidsieck’s limited “Red Carpet Ready” limited edition magnum bottle that was recently unveiled at the Oscar nominee luncheon and will be poured exclusively at this year’s 88th Oscars® ceremony and Governors Ball, the Academy’s official post-Oscars celebration on Feb. 28, you can still enjoy bubbles from this revered French champagne house. The Brut NV represents the epitome of the Piper-Heidsieck style: a classic, well-structured, and fruit forward champagne. Piper-Heidsieck carefully selects fruit from more than 100 of Champagne’s crus to blend the Brut NV. This adds great complexity and dimension to the wine and allows the bold Piper-Heidsieck style to shine through. A majority blend of pinot noir provides structure to the composition while pinot meunier expands the wine with its brilliant fruit expression and fleshiness and chardonnay bring elegant tones and acidity. The Brut NV is aged a minimum of 24 months, versus the 15 months minimum required for a non-vintage Champagne. As one of the oldest Champagne Houses, Piper-Heidsieck was founded in 1785 with the ambition to “create a Cuvée worthy of a queen,” specifically Marie Antoinette. You’ll feel like royalty when you have a glass.
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(Feb. 12, 2016)