Pierre Peters Heritage

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  • South Melbourne
  • Sydney
An extraordinary wine —the NV Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Heritage is a one-off to celebrate the estate's centenary that spent eight years sur lattes. Some 60% of the cuvée derives from vintages 1921, 1947, 1959, 1964, 1966, 1969, 1973, 1976, 1979, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2004 and 2006, with the remaining third made by of the 2010 Les Chétillons. Péters told me that even his father had never tasted some of the older vintages that were "remis en cercles" to create the blend. Unfurling in the glass with a complex bouquet that mingles notes of ripe citrus, dried white flowers and freshly baked bread with nuances of wheat toast, beeswax and walnut oil, it's full-bodied, multidimensional and strikingly complete, with immense reserves of concentration and chalky dry extract, lively acids and a long, expansive finish. Despite the inclusion of so much venerable reserve wine, it's remarkably youthful and vibrant. While it will be next to impossible to find, any readers who have the opportunity shouldn't hesitate. (99) THE WINE ADVOCATE
A singular and positively riveting Champagne, the NV Pierre Péters Heritage is a special cuvée created to celebrate the first vintage made by Rodolphe Péters’ great-grandfather, Camille, in 1921. Rodolphe Péters dug deep into his family’s cellar for this Champagne. Essentially, Heritage is blended from three tiers of wine, more or less in equal proportion. These are: 1) a base of 2010 Chétillons, 2) a blend of Chétillons from 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008, and 3) a blend of the domaine’s Champagnes from 1996 all the way back to 1921, encompassing Chétillons, Special Club and Vintage bottlings, depending on what was available. The older vintages confer tremendous layers of nuance to a Champagne that stands out for its creamy resonance, depth and personality. Exhilarating in its beauty, the Heritage is distinctive and totally unforgettable. Production is just 1,500 bottles and 60 magnums (98) ANTONIO GALLONI