Founded in 1785, Piper-Heidsieck owes its success to its bold leadership and pioneering spirit with innovation always remaining at its core. As a B Corp Certified company, the House showcases its unwavering commitment towards an inclusive, equitable and regenerative future throughout its entire winemaking ecosystem, community, and workplace.
As The Most Awarded Champagne House of the Century, Piper-Heidsieck has fostered its reputation of wine excellence well beyond the borders of France to reach Champagne lovers in every corner of the globe. Since 2018, Piper-Heidsieck has been paired perfectly with one of the youngest Chief Winemakers in Champagne, Émilien Boutillat, who is charged with safeguarding Piper-Heidsieck’s unique philosophy and leading the House into a new sustainable chapter.
By holding a dual certification of VDC: Sustainable Viticulture in Champagne and HVE (High environmental value) in its vineyards since 2015 and joining the International Wineries for Climate Action in 2022, Piper-Heidsieck continues to improve the quality and authenticity of its wines and acknowledges its global responsibility to positively impact the environment through sustainable practices.
In 2022, Piper-Heidsieck became B Corp Certified by joining a community of companies that are leading a global movement to create positive social and environmental impact. The certification reflects the House’s pioneering ethos and daring initiative to be a driving force of change within the Champagne industry.
With a rich history in the film industry with appearances in various films and series over the years, to being Marilyn Monroe’s favourite; Piper-Heidsieck advocates for the arts and film industry. They support not-for-profit organizations that speak to the House’s core values, while also championing diverse and emerging talent within its employees and collaborators around the world.
Since its foundation, Piper-Heidsieck has been free from convention and aspires to innovate and convey self-expression. Today, it brings together Champagne drinkers from 100 countries worldwide, with one bottle popped every six seconds.
The Cuvée Brut is the emblematic signature of the House. Made from a blend of the three Champagne grapes, with a minimum of 30% reserve wines, and aged for three years on the lees in the chalk cellars deep beneath Reims. It is elegant and balanced, punching well above its weight and representing astonishing quality and class.
The Rosé Sauvage is a boldly gastronomic wine, made with 15% red wine, from Les Riceys, which gives it impressive structure and intensity. It eschews the trend for water-pale rosé and delivers plenty of concentration and personality.
The Essentiel range is produced exclusively for independent merchants and the on-trade. The Essentiel Cuvée Réservée Extra Brut, Essentiel Blanc de Blancs Extra Brut and new for 2023, the Essentiel Blanc de Noirs, are made in limited quantities, with their low dosage (all at 6 grams per litre) and extra ageing on lees (minimum 3 years) making them ideal for whetting the palate or serving with seafood.
The Vintage is made from primarily Grand and Premier Cru vineyards and is a blend of 45% Chardonnay and 55% Pinot Noir aged for a minimum of five years on lees. Distinguished by its outstanding freshness, Piper-Heidsieck Vintage 2014, released in March 2022, has a unique profile expressed by its fruity aromas – with typical notes of lemon and citrus fruits – lifted by exotic notes of orange blossom, liquorice, and lime zest. Brioche and roasted almond flavours round off the full-bodied profile of this vintage.
Lastly, the Cuvée Sublime is one of Champagne’s best-loved Demi-Secs. With a dosage of 33 g/l and a bright bite of acidity, it shows exquisite balance and generosity, making an elegant partner for desserts or cheese.