Piper-Heidsieck Hors-Serie 1982 (Solo)


Piper-Heidsieck Hors-Serie 1982 (Solo)
Champagne, France

In autumn 2021, Piper-Heidsieck launched their new series of Champagne “Hors-Série” and the first release was Vintage 1971. November 2022 sees the release of the next Hors-Série, which is Vintage 1982. Hors-Série 1982 has been disgorged in the spring of 2022 after 39 years of storage on lees by current cellar master Emilien Boutillat.

Weather in 1982: The results of the 1982 harvest are considered amongst the most exceptional ever witnessed in the history of Champagne. The grapes grew under steady weather conditions. The results were irreproachable and the harvest abundant! The grapes, all varieties included, were in excellent condition and stood out for their nesse, equilibrium and grandeur, hallmarks of a great year in Champagne.

Technical Information Hors-Serie 1982:
Vineyards: 12 crus | Chardonnay – Côte des Blancs | Pinot-Noir – Mostly Verzy in the Montagne de Reims
Grape Varieties: 60% Pinot Noir & 40% Chardonnay
Lees ageing: 39 years
Disgorged: January 2022
Bottling: 26 through 30 July 1983
Dosage: 4 g/l
Production: 2,500 bottles

Tasting note:
The expressive, voluptuous and fruity nose gradually develops to reveal initial notes of mirabelle plums, kumquats, dried pineapple and fresh quince. Then appear hints of blueberry and coffee beans, leading to spicy aromas of ginger and bergamot tea that temper the vintage’s vivacious character. The wine unfurls on the palate to reveal fruity notes, highlighted by a creaminess reminiscent of honey made from fir trees. Smoky accents of coffee beans and toast balance out the wine’s minerality. The taut fresh mouthfeel is surprisingly seductive. In the finish, a subtle touch of cocoa and mirabelle brandy complete this travel through time.

Alc. 12%


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