Rare Millesime
2006
2002

Piper-Heidsieck’s Rare is a champagne that lives up to its name. This Cuvée de Prestige is produced in very limited quantities and in very select vintages. Rare Millesime 2006 is a luxurious, classical Cuvée – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. This wine is a blend of 17 crus which matured for at least seven years in the House’s cellars. The 2006 vintage described in one word: sunny. Following a cold winter with abundant snowfall succeeded by spring thunderstorms, the summer brought suffocating heat. In August, the temperatures cooled and heavy rains threatened the grapes’ maturity. In September, the heat thankfully came back to encourage the harvest.

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Wine Notes
Color
Glows with an iridescent yellow-green gold. Delicate, dynamic bubbles glisten in this flaxen brilliance.
Aroma
Offers a generous honeyed and oriental nose. The fragrances of crisp mango, cocoa, coffee, tropical fruits, lend the vintage a sophisticated vitality.
Taste
In the exceptionally long finish hints of mocha and cocoa confirm the fine Rare Millesime 2006’s minerality. Dried apricots, sweet spices, citron lime, accents of crisp honeyed pastries and Espelette pepper envelop the palate.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2006
Type:
Sparkling
Grape Variety Used: 
70% 
Chardonnay
30% 
Pinot Noir
Appellation: 
Champagne
Alcohol: 
12.00%
Length/Type of Aging: 
7 years
Packaging Available:
  • 3
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France

Piper-Heidsieck’s Rare is a champagne that lives up to its name.  This Cuvée de Prestige is produced in very limited quantities and in very select vintages.  Rare Millesime 2002 is a luxurious , classical Cuvéestructured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. Created with a majority of Chardonnay grapes from the Montagne de Reims region and complemented with Pinot Noir grapes from the same region, this wine is a blend of 17 crus which matured for at least seven years in the House’s cellars.  The 2002 vintage is synonymous with richness and generosity.

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Wine Notes
Color
Sparkling crystal-clear yellow gold enlivened by a delicate, shimmering effervescence.
Aroma
Delicate notes of exotic fruit, including mango and kiwi, along with dried fig and almond. A touch of minerals and ground spices.
Taste
A wine with depth, but also honed with precise harmony. Voluptuously ample with subtle nuances of exotic mint tea, lime, kumquat, and candied ginger. A long, echoing finish. Can be held until 2035!
Product Information
Vintage: 
2002
Type:
Sparkling
Grape Variety Used: 
70% 
Chardonnay
30% 
Pinot Noir
Appellation: 
Champagne
Alcohol: 
12.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
The wine goes through alcoholic fermentation in September and October, followed by malolactic fermentation from October to December. Blending takes place from February to April, followed by racking in January.
Length/Type of Aging: 
Aged for a minimum of 7 years.
Bottled Date: 
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Release Date:
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
525
Packaging Available:
  • 3
     - 
    750 ML
Imported From: 
France