Piper-Heidsieck Rare Launches First Rose Champagne

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Today, the House of PIPER-HEIDSIECK launches its first ever prestige cuveé rosé – The Rare Rosé Millésime 2007 – exclusive to Harrods and Hedonism in the UK.

The Rare Rosé Millésime 2007 is the latest creation from PIPER-HEIDSIECK’s Cellar Master, Régis Camus and explodes with aromas of lychee, berries and smoked tea and elegant flavours of exotic herbs, pomegranate, vanilla, passion fruit and a dash of paprika to exceed tasting expectations.

The exceptional Champagne is the marriage between 56% Chardonnay wines, mainly from the Montaigne de Reims area, selected carefully for their freshness and elegance and 44% Pinot Noir for structure. A blend of 17 grape varieties, it has been left to mature for at least eight years.

2007 was an unusual year for the vineyard, with extremely early growth which then suffered a period of cold weather – this year gave rise to very few vintage Champagnes. However, nature rewarded the few growers who showed devotion and carefully tended to the vines, resulting in perfectly ripe, crisp grapes.

According to Régis Camus, Cellar Master at PIPER-HEIDSIECK, “2007 was perfectly atypical, producing the first vintage Cuvée Rare Rosé. We spent several years reflecting on the selection of grape varieties that would be best suited to the Rosé version of our prestige cuvée. Rare Rosé Millésime 2007 enjoyed 8 years ageing time in the cellars.”

It’s not just the liquid that is special, the Rare Rosé 2007 will be presented in a special, numbered box made of lacquered black wood and rose gold metal.

The Rare Rosé Millésime 2007 is available from Harrods and Hedonism from 1st October at a RRP of £325.00. Only 150 bottles of this exclusive Champagne are available in the UK.

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