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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

PIPER-HEIDSIECK is a Champagne house from the Champagne region of France. Founded by Florens-Louis Heidsieck on July 16, 1785 in Reims, the Heidsieck name was combined with the Piper name in October 1839. In the late 1980s, PIPER-HEIDSIECK became part of the Rémy Cointreau wine and spirits group,[1] and was sold in 2011 to EPI (Européenne de Participation Industrielle), a privately owned holding company of French luxury brands.[2]


PIPER-HEIDSIECK currently produces different champagnes, all produced using a non-malolactic, low-dosage method:[1]

Owning no vineyards of their own, PIPER-HEIDSIECK sources grapes from 60 vineyards in the Champagne region for use in their wines. PIPER-HEIDSIECK currently produces around five million bottles of champagne a year.


After founder Henri-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]


  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. ^ http://www.piper-heidsieck.com/us/since/index2.php?rub=since2

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