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It’s a Winderful Life: ‘Piper-Heidsieck’s Rare Rose makes its NY debut’

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Piper-Heidsieck’s spectacular new Rare Rosé Millésime 2007 has arrived in New York, and Tracy Ellen Kamens of the “It’s a Winderful Life” blog is one of the first to check in with a report. Here’s an excerpt from her post:

Bringing together an almost equal blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (56% and 44%, respectively), the wine is delicate and elegant, yet exotic with spice and tea along with red fruit notes of strawberries and raspberries. The spice components linger on the palate throughout the wine’s long length.

While not the most commonly connected food pairing, the Rare Rosé showed beautifully against a backdrop of Tamarind’s high-end Indian cuisine; its exotic elements holding their own with the complex flavors and seasonings of the food.

At $450 per bottle, and with fewer than 800 bottles in the U.S., this is sadly not a wine that I (nor many others) will get to enjoy with any frequency, but, it is a remarkable (and tasty) testament to one man’s perseverance and patience. Santé, Regis!

Visit It’s a Winderful Life here to see the full post.

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