A big mouthful of ripe yellow peaches, apricots and spicy pears, creamy in texture, this is an opulent Champagne. It has plenty of weight but doesn't lose sight of Piper-Heidsieck's stylistic delicacy. It is a fine apéritif Champagne for those who want something softer.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.