It’s no secret I love bubbles in most any form. But when that form is Champagne, my favorite bubbles are from Piper.
I’ve always loved Piper Brut. It’s the Champagne poured at the Oscars, and there’s little wonder why. The iconic wine’s clean flavors of crisp pair, green apple and citrus are pronounced, but still elegant. The lively bubbles and lovely soft mouth feel are pure sophistication.
Recently, I was lucky to be a guest of Emilien Boutillat, a key member of the wine making team at Piper in France. The son of a Champagne wine grower, Emilien, has roots in the area, but also has knowledge from working in the wine making regions of South Africa, Chile, New Zealand and The United States, as well as in France.
His passion for Champagne is palpable and contagious, not that I wasn’t passionate about Champagne before.
At Arlo in Soho, we enjoyed appetizers on the rooftop, and our main meal in the atrium. The combination of Arlo and Piper was enchanting. We explored a number of Piper’s other Champagnes now available in the United States.
But, for those you’ll have to wait… 😊
We’re going to highlight one Piper at a time. The non-vintage Cuvee Brut is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Pinot Meunier and 15% Chardonnay. And it retails for only $45.
In a couple of weeks I’ll tell you about more offerings from Piper, but next week, I’ll be introducing you to Napa Valley’s 2018 Winemaker of the Year, the engaging and intriguing Linda Trotta.