Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Brut 75cl

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Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Brut 75cl

LOUIS ROEDERER BRUT Collection

« It was a desire for freedom, to take the quality of our multi-vintage blends to an even higher level, that prompted us to take a new course of action and to create Collection. Collection is a champagne that is vibrant and contemporary! »— Frédéric Rouzaud, CEO

A NEW CHAPTER

The facts were there for all to see. Climate change has affected the Champagne region over the last 30 years; we viewed this as an opportunity: by harvesting riper grapes in earlier harvests, we would be able to produce a vintage champagne more often. This new context, of course, affects the development of our wines. The possibilities offered in terms of the wines’ typicity and characteristics were broadening our winemaking scope.

THE FREEDOM OF LOUIS ROEDERER STYLE

A symbol of the freedom of the Louis Roederer style, Collection continues the story of this champagne that encapsulates all of Roederer’s savoir-faire and reflects its constant pursuit of quality. Collection is based on a multi-vintage blend of wines from selected vineyard plots in the heart of the Champagne terroirs with a focus on sustainable growing.

SOURCED FROM THE “HEART OF THE TERROIR”

We therefore carefully redefined all the plots for Collection, those on our Louis Roederer estates and those part of our historic partnerships, to retain only those plots rooted in this “Cœur de Terroir” (heart of the Terroir): lieux-dits, exposures, lands with strong identities, usually chalk soils, those most capable of giving us the best of their fruit, vintage after vintage.

 

 

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Brut 75cl - Diplomacy Lounge

Wine Specifications

  • Température de service – 10-12°C
  • Potentiel de garde – 10 ans
  • Degré d’alcool – 12.5 % Vol.
  • Conseils de conservation – Conserver horizontalement dans un endroit frais (10-12 °C), à l’abri de la lumière et des vibrations
  • Contient des sulfites
  • Fermeture – Bouchon en liège
  • Dosage – Extra Brut (4 g/l)
  • Contains sulfites
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Brut 75cl - Diplomacy Lounge

Tasting Notes

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

The bouquet is open and rich yet also wonderfully fresh.  It offers an explosion of ripe, delicate fruit with intense notes of mirabelle plum from the Pinot noir, complemented by sweet lemon meringue pie and delicate notes of jasmine from the Chardonnay.

Nez

The nose opens up to reveal autolytic characters and evolves towards smoky, roasted notes and freshly baked pastries.

Bouche

The palate is deep and dense with a big, well-structured backbone. The texture is simply mesmerising with its fleshy mouthfeel from the Pinot noir that coats the palate before giving way to an incredible saline freshness with a pleasant hint of bitterness. This wine combines the strength, intensity and power of the delectably ripe Pinot noirs which are balanced to perfection by the chalky freshness and density from the Chardonnay which forms the majority of the blend.

Apparence

Collection has all its warmth and generosity thanks to the perfect ripeness of the fruit harvested in the 2018 vintage, yet it is the freshness, energy and complexity of the ‘Réserve Perpétuelle’ created in 2012, as well as the texture imparted by the oak ageing, that extend and elongate the wines’ body resulting in unrivalled finesse and persistence.

Best served between 10°C and 12°C.

  • Contains sulfites
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Contains sulfites
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Brut 75cl - Diplomacy Lounge

Terroirs & Grape Varieties

VINIFICATION, BLENDING AND AGEING

Champagne Louis Roederer owns just over 240 hectares of vineyard located in the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blancs. Each vineyard is situated in the finest site, of which 90% are Grand Cru and Premier Cru classified.

For Collection, Louis Roederer has taken the fine art of plot selection even further. From the heart of the Champagne terroir and with a focus on sustainable growing, it has selected the vineyard plots that are perfectly suited to the identity of the new wine and the most appropriate for the year’s specific blend.

Each bunch of grapes that goes into Collection is carefully selected both upstream – in the vineyards – and downstream, at the time of harvesting and pressing, in order to retain only excellence.

There are three dedicated, equally contributing vineyards from which the Collection 243 fruit is sourced:

  1.  “La Rivière” vineyards
  2.  “La Montagne” vineyards
  3. “La Côte” vineyards

Grapes grown on Louis Roederer’s own estates are complemented by grapes from our partner winegrowers plots selected from the “Heart of the Terroir”.

Winemaking

The creation of Collection is also influenced by the introduction of a “Perpetual Reserve”, which began with the 2012 vintage and has been enriched each year with wines from the latest harvest stored in large capacity oxygen-free stainless-steel vats. Over the years, this Perpetual Reserve will be further enriched with new wines from each new harvest to create a template of infinite complexity, freshness and energy.

In parallel, Roederer has greatly increased the proportion of oak-aged reserve wines contained in the blends. These wines from previous years and young plots on the Cristal estate, aged in large French oak vats (foudres), are a Louis Roederer hallmark. They provide a perfect point of balance with the freshness created by the Perpetual Reserve, giving the wine greater intensity and honing its salinity.

243rd blend: Perpetual Reserve: 31% (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Reserve wines aged in oak: 10%(2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
2018 Vintage: 59%
Malolactic Fermentation: 26%
Dosage 8g/l

Vintage Information

2018, the base vintage for Collection 243, was a warm, continental and truly unique vintage.  Summer set many new records in terms of heat, drought and sunshine levels.  The Pinot noirs displayed a luxurious texture whilst the Chardonnays were dense and saline where harvested at perfect ripeness and the Meuniers were intensely fruity.

The harvests began on 27 August and ended on 8th September

  • Contains sulfites
  • Not suitable for pregnant women
  • Contains sulfites
  • Not suitable for pregnant women

Expert Opinion

« Each Collection is a change of gear,a new chapter in the Champagne House’s world of taste. Always unique, yet always decidedly Roederer ! »

Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck Brut 75cl - Diplomacy Lounge

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