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Piper-Heidsieck Rose Sauvage

Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage

The famed Champagne house in Reims just let loose a non-vintage Rosé Sauvage, a newfangled Champagne that mixes still red wine into the traditional Cuvée Brut recipe. The result is a wine with a surprising dark red hue. Beyond that, the wine is quite refreshing with citrus flavors and blood orange character. Tack on cherry, strawberry and plum and you get a virtual firework. Despite all this wildness, the crisp beverage comes together in perfect harmony and deliver elements of richness. We would love to let this one age and pair it with roasted duck breast.

Rating: 13/20
Price: $45

Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage for VIKTOR&ROLF

Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren are Dutch designers who made a name for themselves in fashion and perfume. Ten years after the birth of their label VIKTOR&ROLF in 1993, their creative work was honored in a retrospective at the Musee de la Mode in Paris. Approached by Piper-Heidsieck for a new champagne design, they responded, “How could we make something new out of something eternal? We only had one answer: invert the proportions.” Their Rosé Sauvage for VIKTOR&ROLF turns the bottle, as well as the champagne flute and ice bucket, upside-down. The limited edition bubbly, a definite conversation starter, retails for $90 and is also offered at top lounges. The first lounge to serve it in Los Angeles, Whiskey Blue at W Los Angeles Westwood, offers bottle service for $225.

Piper-Heidsieck Rose Sauvage for VIKTOR&ROLF

Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage for VIKTOR&ROLF with ice bucket and champagne glass

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