Piper-Heidsieck Brut 2012
The Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2012 immediately delights the palate with its luminous personality. It offers stellar freshness, crisp aromas and the pronounced fruity nuances of Pinot Noir. While ageing will let it fully express its plush summery temperament, the 2012 vintage already promises both a vibrant and a precise tasty experience.
A rain-filled spring followed by a dry, sunny summer provided an ideal combination to make the 2012 Millésime an exception vintage. Modest production along with a magnificent maturity of the grapes contributed to an extraordinary aromatic concentration. Elegant Chardonnays blended with Pinot Noirs to produce rich, perfectly balanced wines.
On the eye: Its golden robe recalls the sun’s glints gleaming over the Mediterranean Sea. The golden, crystalline bubbles of this lush vintage glow in the glass.
On the nose: The initial nose delivers fresh citrus notes of lime or tangerine leaves, reminiscent of a summer on the Mediterranean shores. Its solar accents are then enhanced by warm, smoked notes. A touch of almond then offers a voluptuous, vivid vibrancy.
On the palate: Notes of pomegranate and almond open with the expression of a plush texture of smoked tea or freshly harvested honey, the juice of ripe black cherry and blueberries. The long, silky finish is perfect both as a prelude or the accompaniment to a gourmet meal .