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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Piper Heidsieck Brut Millésime 2004

Grape Variety: 60% Pinot Noir & 40% Chardonnay
Growing Region: Reims, France
Chief Winemaker: Regis Camus
Piper-Heidsieck has a distinct personality carefully orchestrated by Regis Camus, Piper Heidsieck's chef de cave, who has received the ‘Winemaker of the year’ trophy at the International Wine Challenge UK in; 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
Regis has raised the wines of Piper-Heidsieck to a new level of excellence, led by a strong belief in the necessity to ensure consistency of quality. Regis has chosen to use a majority of carefully selected Pinot Noir, to bring freshness and radiance to the range of award winning wines. Regis declares a vintage only in exceptional years, as very element has to correspond to his clear and focused image of the Piper Heidsieck house style. The wines are individually had picked from a selection of Crus to ensure they are representative of the year’s personality and of course, their ability to mature for a minimum of 5 years on the lees.
As you pour the fine persistent bubbles into your flute - a summer glow, as luminous and sparkling as a sunrise fills the glass. The refined bubbles help to reinforce the sparkle in every sip.
On the nose a soft first impression of fresh almonds and hazelnuts, that leads on to more tropical notes and hints of apricots and ripe citrus fruits. The palate has a dynamic character, a sign of longevity, expresses itself fully across your palate. The firm and subtle texture showcases dried exotic fruits, with hints of coconut enhanced by a touch of cedar wood. A substantial wine, balanced, lively packed with an eternal youthful personality, giving a persistent length to the finish. Chill and serve at 8-10°C.
Drinking perfectly well this summer; and over the next 4-5 years.
Perfect wine match with hors d'oeuvre, shellfish, and seafood main courses, enjoy.
Crafted by the worlds finest Champagne maker.

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