Piper Heidseick Rose Sauvage
A rounded, ample wine. Its freshness is expressed by the acidity of the red fruit. It then leads to a distinct fullness created by the aromas of ripe red berries and plums. The final sensation is one of warmth and exuberance.
92 Wine Spectator
“Hints of roasted hazelnut and toasted brioche add richness to this refined and creamy rosé, partnered with juicy acidity and layers fruit-forward black currant, dried strawberry, licorice and smoke. Spiced finish. Drink now through 2018. -AN” (11/13)
90+ John Gilman – View from the Cellar
“As I noted last year, I have enjoyed the rather unique style of the Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage, as the very high percentage of still pinot noir added to the blend makes this bottling a fine partner at the table. The current release is again lovely, with its bright cherry color and its deep and “winey” nose of blood orange, cherries, cinnamon stick, rye toast and fine base of minerality wafting from the glass with distinction. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and still quite youthful, with a fine core, pinpoint bubbles, brisk acids and fine length and grip on the focused and still quite primary finish. I would love to see this wine given a year’s worth of bottle age to really unwind structurally, as the potential here is superb, and today it is still a tad on the young side. Another testament to just how fine the wines are at Piper today! 2014-2025.” (08/13)
90 Josh Raynolds – Vinous Media
“(55% pinot noir, 30% pinot meunier and 15% chardonnay; Lot 122417 3692): Bright orange-pink. Powerful, spice-accented aromas of cherry and black raspberry, with a subtle mineral quality adding lift. Juicy, intensely concentrated red fruit flavors become spicier with air. A refreshingly bitter blood orange element stays on the long, incisive finish.” (12/12)