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Piper Heidsieck Champagne

Florens-Louis Heidsieck was the son of a Lutheran minister from Westphalia. He moved to Reims to work as a cloth merchant, and discovered winemaking there. He started making his own wine in 1780, and while he was neither a viticulturist nor a native of Reims, he displayed talent and worked hard at his new-found profession. He founded his own House on 16 July 1785. He had already become an expert in his art, and even dedicated one of his wines to Queen Marie-Antoinette. Moreover, he was granted the honour of presenting it to Her Majesty in person.

Piper was exceptionally gifted in business and as an entrepreneur of his time, he travelled the world promoting Heidsieck champagne. Fourteen royal and imperial courts made the House their official supplier, and quite soon, "Heidsieck from Piper" was the only champagne which true aficionados would drink. And thus the wine with quality standards rigorously defined by Florens-Louis Heidsieck himself very quickly became known as "Piper-Heidsieck".

In October 1838, the two names came even closer together when Henri Piper married… Christian Heidsieck's widow!
On January, 1st 1851, Henri Piper teamed up with his cousin J.C. Kunkelmann. For the House's centenary in 1885, he commissioned Fabergé, the celebrated jeweller to the Russian imperial court, to make a gold, lapus lazuli and diamond ornament to adorn the special champagne created for the occasion. When J.C. Kunkelmann died, his son succeeded him. Then his daughter and son-in-law took over the business, and the House remained in the family. In 1985, Piper-Heidsieck staged a sumptuous two hundredth anniversary celebration at the Château de Versailles.

In 1997, Piper-Heidsieck took the decision to use the colour red to highlight its bold and innovative personality, and to display this on its bottles for all the world to see.

Use the links below to view more information about each champagne style.

Cuvée Brut

Rosé Sauvage

Cuvée Sublime

Brut Divin

Brut Vintage 1998

Cuvée Rare

Cuvée Florens Louis








Piper Heidsieck