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Piper-Heidsieck is a Champagne house founded by Florens-Louis Heidsieck on July 16, 1785 in Reims.[citation needed] Heidsieck joined with Piper in October 1839. In the late 1980s, Piper-Heidsieck became part of the Rémy Cointreau wine and spirits group.[1] It was sold in 2011 to Européenne de Participation Industrielle, a privately owned holding company of French luxury brands.[2]

PIPER-HEIDSIECK
Piper-heidsieck.jpg
Wine region Reims
Appellation Champagne (wine region)
Known for Rare (prestige)
Brut (non-vintage)
Varietals Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier
Website [1]
Piper-Heidsieck Champagne Brut

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ChampagneEdit

Piper-Heidsieck produces different champagnes, all with a non-malolactic, low-dosage method:[1]

  • Cuvée Brut (non-vintage) (Composition: 55% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Meunier.)
  • Rosé Sauvage (non-vintage) (Composition: 45% Pinot noir, 15% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Meunier)
  • Cuvée Sublime (non-vintage) A demi-sec champagne. (Composition: 55% Pinot noir, 15% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Meunier)
  • Brut (Vintage 2006) (vintage) A special release from a year considered exceptional by Piper-Heidsieck. (Composition: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay.)
  • Cuvée Rare (vintage 2002) (Composition: 30% Pinot noir, 70% Chardonnay.)

Owning no vineyards of their own, Piper-Heidsieck sources grapes from 60 vineyards in the Champagne region, and produces around five million bottles of champagne a year.[citation needed]

HistoryEdit

After founder Florens-Louis Heidsieck died in 1828, the business was taken over by his nephew, Christian Heidsieck, and his cousin Henri-Guillaume Piper. These combined to form the Piper-Heidsieck house after Henri Piper married the widow of Christian Heidsieck in 1838.[3]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Stevenson, Tom. Christie's World Encyclopedia Of Champagne & Sparkling Wine. San Francisco, CA: Wine Appreciation Guild. p. 111. ISBN 1-891267-06-X. 
  2. ^ "Rémy Cointreau cède Piper et Charles Heidsieck à EPI". WineAlley.com. 14 June 2011. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Official website

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