La Piu Belle Champagne
LA PIU BELLE CHAMPAGNE
Cuvée Millésime 2009
Born under the lucky star of plentiful nature and from an early harvest from selected plots, the 2009 vintage reflects La Piu Belle Champagne singularity and energy: a remarkable Cuvée, of extreme finesse carried by a Chardonnay-led freshness combined with the delicious maturity of a twelve-year ageing in our chalk cellars.
Since our inception, we have chosen to incorporate works of art not only in our packaging but also in VIK’s cellar, restaurant, hotel, and throughout our graphical design. VIK has once again taken the world by surprise with an innovative Champagne that is part of our La Piu Belle range, which is characterized by having art at its essence. This is the first time that Chile has ever been chosen for the global launch of a Champagne.
It is also VIK’s first incursion into the world of Champagne, and for Alexander Vik, the winery’s founder and owner, “during the 16 years we have been here, our objective has always been to create the ultimate in luxury experiences. Champagne is the luxury wine par excellence. The history, quality, and mysticism that surround this region and these exceptional wines is very much in
line with our purpose as a company.”
VARIETIES: 70% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir.
BLEND: Beautifully crafted from a blend of 70% Chardonnay from the best Crus in the Côtede Blancs and 30% Pinot Noir, the La Piu Belle Champagne 2009 Vintage is a Champagne of exception, marked by remarkable freshness and seductive aromas, thanks to twelve invaluable years spent maturing in our cellars.
TASTING: Its bright golden colour is matched by a waltz of very fine bubbles and a complex and elegant bouquet composed of citrus,
quince, mirabelle plum and hazelnuts; a veritable testimony to the minerality that is so true to our terroir.
On the palate, the 2009 is pure allure, showing a perfect balance translated into freshness and flesh, roundness, and a long, persistent finish.
The packaging of La Piu Belle Champagne was designed by Elena Trailina, a Russian artist, who has used poetic vision, imagery from yzantine art, and ancient techniques to breathe life into the original design of this Champagne. Her inspiration comes from Russian and Byzantine iconography and Italian icons from 300. Using these religious images as a base, she intervenes, using a technique whereby she applies thin layers of gold leaf with a punch to simulate the golden halos so characteristic of this type of art. Trailina has exhibited around the world and one of her works adorns a room at Galleria Vik Milano. The work that adorns La Piu Belle Champagne is called “Photosynthesis.”