Special Edition 1971 Bottle (0.75L) | Wooden Case
Piper-Heidsieck Sepcial Edition 1971 Bottle with Wooden Box is a treasure of the Champagne region, produced in only 2021 bottles. Piper-Heidsieck’s SPECIAL EDITION collection of champagnes gives free rein to the creativity of the Cellar Master, Émilien Boutillat. To initiate this new collection, he reinterprets a 50-year-old champagne.
The genesis: SPECIAL EDITION 1971, conception began in February 2020 with the tasting of the vintage. Émilien Boutillat and the oenological committee were struck by the wine’s aromatic qualities and its spectacular vivacity. As the youngest cellar master of a great Champagne house and well anchored in his time, he felt it was obvious to reveal this historic vintage by a recent disgorgement. So he added his personal touch. HORS-SÉRIE 1971, with his sensitivity, his audacity and his inventiveness. Although made from the same blend, each bottle has its own personality. During aging, the wine has evolved differently in each bottle. This particularity guarantees a unique tasting experience and justifies the numbering of the bottles.
Émilien Boutillat wanted 2021 to enhance the know-how of 50 years ago by developing a very special dosage. For him, the disgorging liquor is like the spice that enhances a dish. The SPECIAL EDITION 1971, dosed at 10 grams, was elaborated with a 2019 Chardonnay, without malolactic fermentation, as it was the practice in 1971. Upon disgorgement in February 2021, the liqueur and vintage were perfectly matched. With this determined and precise twist, Émilien Boutillat magnifies the vintage, exalts its balance and unexpected personality, releases its dynamism, and allows it to blossom in the glass, after half a century of rest. SPECIAL EDITION 1971 is now experiencing a bold new youth, perpetuating the signature of Piper-Heidsieck vintages.