Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV

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Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV

Producer: Piper-Heidsieck

Last updated: March 9th, 2018

Quick Summary

This is a widely distributed NV which is excellent value for around the sub $45 mark. This is the base, lowest cost Champagne in the house of Piper/Charles Heidsieck.

What to expect?

The colour of Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV

Nose starts with tart green apple, hints of white peach and then apple fruit glazed danishes. The flavour then reduces into a soda apple spritz taste where cool melon and peach dominate with an unmistakable Meunier streak before leading onto a muted oak yeasty base. Chalk is present but subtle throughout from start to finish. A fresh green pinot grip takes over and dominates before finishing with dried green apricot.

The smell and aroma of Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV

Nose of tart green apple, with hints of peach, brioche and apple glaze.

The typical price of Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV in Australia

Cheap
RRP$ 40
Expensive

What Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV tastes like

Acidity
Fresh young acidity is present throughout with characteristic green apple, subtle peach profile
35%
Smooth
Subtle
The flavour is very much in your face but not it lacks the depth of it's older cousin Charles Heidsieck.
60%
Full
Brevity
For a low priced NV, you can expect lots of flavour but only a clean tang lingers on the pallet
35%
Length
Savoury
The dosage is quite high, but the acidic dominance makes this Champagne taste quite dry even though it is not
70%
Sweet
Fruitness
There's some unmistakable green apple, melon, peach, citrus on top which dominates the taste profile on the nose and on first taste
35%
Biscuittyness
Earth
Chalk is present but subdued and evenly dissipated within the flavour profile
45%
Limestone / chalk

Technical Details

House -
Piper Heidsieck
Cork -
Natural
Oak -
None
Alcohol -
12%
Dosage -
10.5g/L
Grapes (Cepage) -
55% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay
Vineyards -
Approximately 100 different Crus from across the region
Aged on Lees -
2-3 years on lees. 10-20% reserve wines used

Where you can buy Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Brut NV in Australia

Nearly all major wine retailers will stock this brand

Often confused with Charles Heidsieck which is made alongside Piper. Famed for their widely distributed red and gold labelled NV which dominates their production focus.

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