Brand of the month: Piper-Heidsieck
Piper-Heidsieck is among the most well-known Champagne brands in France and internationally. With a grand history, Piper-Heidsieck has been synonymous with excellence, boldness, and grandeur for over 230 years.
The famous Champagne house Piper-Heidsieck was founded in 1785 by the German immigrant Florens-Louis Heidsieck. His ambition was to create a “cuvée worthy of a queen”, and when he presented his wine for Queen Marie Antoinette, she loved it from the first sip. With that recommendation, the Heidsieck Champagne soon became famous and shipped to more than 14 royal and imperial courts from Europe to China.
In 1838 The famous winemaker Henri-Guillaume Piper married into the Heidsieck family and became a partner in the Company. The name Piper-Heidsieck Champagne was born. Romantic relations have always been part of the Piper-Heidsieck story and the small “dash” between the names has inspired to the communication “Dash of Seduction”.
Since Marylin Monroe highlighted Piper-Heidsieck as her favorite Champagne, the brand has been closely connected to the movie universe. It is official Champagne at Cannes Film Festival and the Oscars ceremony is celebrated with Piper-Heidsieck and Régis Camus’ prestige brand, Rare Champagne.
The exclusive range of Champagne
The Piper-Heidsieck range includes the award-winning non-vintage, Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut, Cuvée Sublime (demi-sec), Rosé Sauvage, Essentiel Cuvée Réservée, Essentiel Blanc de Blancs and Piper-Heidsieck Vintage Champagne.
Awards and rankings
Today Piper-Heidsieck is among the most well-known Champagne brands in France and international. It is the most awarded Champagne house of this century and Cellar Master, Régis Camus, has won the prestigious Champagne & Sparkling Winemaker of the Year eight times. Régis Camus now has his focus on the company’s prestige brand, Rare Champagne, but his successor, Emilien Boutillat, continues the innovative work.
Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2012 got an outstanding score (97/100) in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2019 – the highest among the competitors.
Each year, Wine Spectors editors survey the wines reviewed over the previous 12 months and select the Top 100, based on quality, value, availability and excitement. This annual list honors successful wineries, regions and vintages around the world. In 2019, Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut was the only Champagne present in the ‘Wine Spector’s 2019 Top 100 list’. Additionally, Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut got the best score in the category of non-vintage champagne.