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The truth behind Piper-Heidsieck lies in the power of attraction
Steeped in history, innovation and excellence have been at the heart of Piper-Heidsieck since 1785 when Florens-Louis Heidsieck founded his Champagne House with the dream to create a ‘cuvée worthy of a queen’. That dream was realized when he boldly presented his first cuvée to Queen Marie Antoinette and she declared love at first sip. She quickly became the champagne’s first brand ambassador and when Henri-Guillaume Piper joined the Reims venture in 1815, he and Florens-Louis’ nephew Christian Heidsieck set out to promote the Champagne House’s reputation well beyond the borders of France. Today, Piper-Heidsieck is poured in over 100 countries and is the most awarded Champagne House of the century, with over 275 medals.
Throughout the years, many names proudly stood beside the brand Piper-Heidsieck. It became universally sought out by high society, to include Hollywood’s rich and famous favorite, such as the incomparable Marilyn Monroe who has been quoted, “I go to bed with a few drops of Chanel No5 and I wake up each morning to a glass of Piper-Heidsieck; it warms me up”. Piper-Heidsieck’s red carpet reputation is world-renown at film festivals across the globe, and it is also the official champagne of the Cannes Film Festival and of the Academy Awards (OSCARS). And when not on the red carpet, it is a patron Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, actively contributing to the diversity and quality of both French and international cinema.
'The quintessence of intelligent seduction, subtly glamorous, a brainy flirtatious charmer.'
Piper-Heidsieck’s worldwide success is attributed to the passion and expertise of its chief winemakers. Cellar Master, Émilien Boutillat, the youngest chef de cave to lead winemaking for a major Champagne House, continues the House’s uncompromising commitment to wine excellence. Devoted to protecting the terroir of Champagne through sustainable viticulture, Piper-Heidsieck is proud to hold dual certifications for its vineyards; Viticulture Durable en Champagne and Haute Valeur Environnementale. Fruit is also sourced from like-minded winegrower partners representing 319 crus throughout the Champagne region. Concentrated in Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Cote des Blancs and Cote des Bar, these winegrowers are committed to implementing increasingly stringent environmentally friendly practices in the vineyard by reducing the use of chemicals, improving biodiversity, dry farming and energy and waste management.