NV Rosé Sauvage - Piper-Heidsieck

Strawberry lemonade, flakey pie crust, juicy watermelon. Fresh peach, chalk dust, ruby grapefruit. Tart cherry and celery salt, daisies and a dash of nutmeg. Intense effervescence, solid minerality, and exhibiting a very peculiar almost candy apple red color. This NV Piper-Heidsieck Brut Rosé Sauvage is a brilliantly interesting take on pink bubbly.

Rosé Champagne gets its rosey hue from a very small percentage of wine that is vinified red and then added to the blend. This bottling, produced by the always spunky Piper-Heidsieck, follows that formular but kicks it up a notch. Made up of roughly 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Meunier, and 20% Chardonnay, this wine sees as much as 25% of its Pinot Noir vinified as red wine before being blended. The result is a unique fruit profile that tilts heavily toward fresh juicy red berries. Seeing this stuff poured into the glass for the first time is an experience, as the tiny bubbles seem to almost erupt out from the bottom of the glass and zoom their way up through the heavily pigmented juice. This is a terrifically fun Champagne that captivates both in fashion and flavor. A bottle of this stuff is sure to brighten up your day.

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