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A Must for Champagne Lovers

Rare Champagne: A Worthy Collection

By Pierre-Antoine | November 16, 2018

Piper Heidsieck Rare champagne was first released in 1976, and has only been produced in nine different vintages in the last four decades. The cuvee is typically dominated by Chardonnay from grands cuvs vineyards in Avize, Oger and Chouilly. Regis Camus has been the winemaker at Piper Heidsieck for 24 years, and was awarded eight times "Best Sparkling Winemaker" at the International Wine Challenge.

The first step in the collection is Rare 2002. A generous champagne, where exotic notes of mango, kumquat and kiwi create a voluptuous impression, with remarkable freshness, thanks to this exceptional vintage.

Two older cuvees, 1998 and 1999 are offered in magnums, the best format for cellaring. They reflect the style of Rare in different ways: 1998 is sophisticated and seductive, while 1999 is extravagant and full bodied. 

Rare Rose 2007 completes the lineup. A very sensual and mineral champagne, with very long ageing potential.  

Last month, Mr. Camus revealed a 20-year secret. Despite his faith in the 1997 harvest, it was not formally "declared" a vintage by the House. Twenty years later, the limited series of 1000 magnums, that he secretly set to age in the cellars, was disgorged and named "Rare Le Secret". 

The 1000 magnums of Rare Le Secret were adorned by Mellerio, a 15 generation family-owned jeweler, supplier of the royal courts since 1515. Better yet, four magnums of Rare Le Secret feature a spectacular High Jewellery unique creation made of 510 diamonds and a precious stone. 


 

Magnums of Rare Le Secret Goldsmith are available in New York for $1,795. Quantities are very limited.

High Jewellery magnums are available by request only.

For enquiries, please contact us at 212.894.1990.

 

 

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