Piper-Heidsieck releases 2006 Vintage

01 November, 2013

First Drinks has launched the 2006 Vintage Brut mark of its Piper-Heidsieck Champagne.

The wine was made by the house’s head winemaker Régis Camus, named’s the International Wine Challenge’s top sparkling winemaker for the seventh year on the trot in 2013.

It has an rrp of £49.99 and is being listed by Harrods.

Camus said: “Despite challenging weather conditions in 2006, we managed to create a beautifully balanced wine which is very enticing on the nose, dense and structured on the palate, with an incredibly long finish and freshness.”     

The 2006 Vintage Brut joins a Piper-Heidsieck range that includes Cuvée Brut, Rosé Sauvage, Cuvée Sublime and Rare 1998 and 2002.




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