NV Piper Heidsieck Champagne & Sparkling Wine "Rosé Sauvage Brut" (10/08)
Winery: Piper Heidsieck
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rosé Sauvage Brut" (10/08)
Wine Category: Champagne & Sparkling Wine
Grape blend: 55% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, & 15% Chardonnay
State or country: France
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89.99-87)
Review date: October 26, 2008
Wine Review: This rose colored Champagne from Piper Heidsieck opens with a light strawberry like bouquet. On the palate, this light bodied wine is nicely balanced, smooth, and elegant with dried cherry flavors and a hint of minerality. The finish is dry and refreshing, but subtle. They would pair it with broiled salmon or sushi. Enjoy - KWGTP
Winemaker Notes: The attack is fresh, hinting at vivacity and passion which are characteristics of Piper-Heidsieck style. Strong aromas come to the fore, with red fruits, particularly Morello cherries, dominating. This leads to notes of citrus fruits, mandarin, and blood orange. The final impression introduces a hint of cinnamon. A spirited, lively, full wine. The rosé expresses the slight acidity of red fruit, then mellows and lingers with hints of strawberry, plum, blood orange and a welcome sensation of warmth. The final finish is warm and enthusiastic.
Organic status: not organic
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