Piper-Heidsieck, Hors-Série Vintage Brut, Champagne, 1971
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This treasure of Champagne, released in a limited-edition of 2021 bottles, bathes the palate with the spontaneous joy of life.
Let yourself be transported back into the decade of unbridled liberty and discover what tales a 50-year-old wine has to tell today.
HORS-SÉRIE 1971 affirms itself as an exceptional vintage. The complementarity of the impressions on the nose and palate is astonishing. It unveils a continuum of aromas and flavours that reflect the time that has passed: a long journey that we take with relish.
A discrete effervescence arises from the coppery golden robe. The nose reveals intense aromas with spiced notes.
HORS-SÉRIE 1971 presents spectacular freshness for a fifty-year-old champagne. Its long finish coats the palate with a velvet touch, a perfect alliance of vinosity and lushness. The finish is extremely vibrant, accented with citrus notes.
Produced in ultra-limited edition, each HORS-SÉRIE cuvées will stand out for its uniqueness, whether it is the time in the cellar, a singular blend or unique sourcing, each bottle and each release will be distinctive.
Thanks to HORS-SÉRIE, Émilien Boutillat conveys and enhances the Piper-Heidsieck heritage, highlighting its creativity and audacity while revealing the contemporary yet permanent nuances of this celebrated Champagne house.
To kick off the HORS-SERIE Collection, Émilien Boutillat re-imagines a fifty-year-old champagne: HORS-SÉRIE 1971.
"I inherited the legacy of the 1971 vintage and wanted to reinterpret it with a fresh disgorgement to be able to share it with everyone. This is a fantastic opportunity to offer a journey through time". Émilien Boutillat, Piper-Heidsieck Cellar Master.
Piper-Heidsieck Hors-Serie 1971:
HORS-SÉRIE 1971 is remarkable for the singularity of each bottle.
The blend is the same for the 2021 bottles produced: the freshness, so emblematic of the Piper-Heidsieck style, remains present. Nevertheless, during the 50 years of cellar ageing, the wine has evolved differently.
Each bottle boasts its own personality and will offer a distinctive tasting experience; hence the reason for numbering each individual bottle.
Harvest: September 1971
Blend: March 1972 - 12 crus
Bottling: 26 through 30 July 1972
Disgorgement: February 2021
The expertise of the craftsmen who produced HORS-SÉRIE 1971 box rivals the Chief Winemaker's creativity. Thanks to their craftsmanship, these artisans, based in Rennes (France), painstakingly selected pieces of solid oak from French forests, managed sustainably, and plied their technical prowess, carving directly into the wood to create boxes to safeguard each bottle.
Reflecting the wines of the HORS-SÉRIE 1971, cellared for fifty years, the oak itself was also aged for the same period before being sculpted by human hands.
The individual grain and hue of each wooden gift box is as distinctive as the wine they hold.
In addition, the box offers an original serving ritual.
Once the wooden cover is removed, the bottle appears, enthroned on a pedestal, in a design straight out of the "seventies".
Each label is numbered and printed on specially designed, finely grained paper, also produced in France.