The experts' opinion
Discover the note
Discover the structure of this Champagne
Harmonious balance that exists between the different components of acidity.
Soft Champagne easy to drink, the acidity does not hurt the mouth.
Generous champagne, with a great intensity.
Length in mouth
The aromas of Champagne persist in the mouth.
Rare Millésime 2006 radiates an iridescent yellow-green gold and harmonious, dynamic bubbles.
On the nose, Rare Millésime 2006 is enveloping, honeyed, oriental. Mango, white chocolate, cocoa, coffee and tropical fruit aromas offer a racy complexity. Notes of jasmine tea, aromas of dried apricot, pink peony precede a light vegetal structure, on which vanilla, yellow kiwi and oriental spices bloom.
In an exceptional length, mocha and cocoa support the minerality. Dried apricots, citron, lime coat the palate with an oriental and smoky warmth. On the finish, accents of crispy honeyed pastries and espelette pepper underline the wine's taut freshness and beautiful longevity.
Discover the DNA of this wine
Montagne de Reims
Rare Champagne breaks the codes by choosing chardonnays from the Montagne de Reims, essentially known for pinot noir, which bring an incredible precise minerality.
It also gives preference to Pinot Noirs from the Montagne de Reims, rich with a velvety intensity and a pure and silky texture.
About this house
For the centenary of the presentation of the first Piper-Heidsieck prestige cuvée to Queen Marie-Antoinette, a limited series of bottles was published in 1885: the cuvée du centenaire. Pierre-Karl Fabergé, the jeweler of Tsar Alexander III, designed the spectacular enamel decoration.
Unfortunately, the techniques of the time did not allow to execute it, the glass of the bottles being too fragile. A label faithfully reproducing the design was then affixed to the bottles of this exclusive edition. This centenary vintage prefigures Rare Champagne.
The Perfect Agreement
Between the Champagne and its dish
This champagne Rare Vintage 2006 will go well with your simple starters such as a fried artichoke and its cream of Roquefort.
Pair this Champagne with meat or fish dishes such as Red mullet with squid ink, eggplant ravioli.
The Rare Champagne pairings promise an exceptional gastronomic experience, imagined by Michelin-starred chef Édouard Chouteau.
Following the seasons, Édouard Chouteau has created multiple food/wine pairings that perfectly match the latest vintages of Rare Champagne. A round of flavors, both delicious and refined.
The Chef has imagined for you his perfect match: a golden caviar and zucchini to accompany the Rare Vintage 2008.