Piper Heidsieck Sauvage Brut Rosé
|Region||France, Champagne, Reims|
Rose Sauvage, meaning Wild Rose in French, is not your typical Champagne Rose. A high proportion of Pinot Noir results in a bold, deep-hued rosé and a palate that is structured, full-bodied, and yet distinctly elegant. This unique, fruity Champagne, carefully crafted from over 100 crus, is guaranteed to delight all the senses.
On the palate:
A brisk, original and juicy wine which simultaneously offers black cherry, blackberry, pink grapefruit and blood orange notes. This structure and fruitiness are enriched with warm, spicy notes of Espelette pepper, tea, and liquorice.
A rich and toasty rosé Champagne backed by a steely spine of mouthwatering acidity, with a satiny mousse wrapping the firm structure and carrying a finely meshed range of raspberry coulis, blood orange granita, roasted hazelnut, candied ginger and a tangy streak of salinity, which cleans the palate on the racy finish. Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay. Drink now. 2,247 cases imported.
The NV Champagne Sauvage Brut Rosé is the first wine I tasted that Emilien produced from start to finish. It is elegant and floral, with rose petal, smoky incense, and candied peach. The palate is dry and inviting, with a fine mousse and refreshing acidity and tension. It is a versatile wine to enjoy alone or at the table. Drink 2022-2032.
Dark orange in color, this dry wine relies on its fresh red fruits to give balance. It's perfumed with a light touch of tannin from the red wine used to produce the color. This is a food-friendly wine, crisp and dry at the end.
The NV Rosé Sauvage Brut - with 25% of red wine - has a dark salmon color and offers spicy cherry flavors. Very fruit-intense, with tension and a grippy tannin structure (which might divide opinions), this cuvée eventually lacks a bit of finesse. With that being said, it wasn't easy to taste this rather simple wine after the great vintage wines from Charles Heidsieck.