History is a fabric of woven encounters, the fruit of all the stories it comprises. Florens-Louis Heidsiek created his vintage in 1785 for Agathe Perthois. The fruit of a love story, our House has kept alive this memory for more than 2 centuries, combining ambition with expertise, passion with the character of those who founded the Piper-Heidsieck legend. As a result of these unions, we build upon Henri-Guillaume Piper’s winemaking talents and his wife’s surname, the audacity of the Marquis Suarez d’Aulan and the passion of the Descours family.
The history of our House is that the cherished memory, passed from one generation to the next like a promise to be respected. Much like those who practice the art of seduction while obeying the codes and honouring or reanimating the protocols of love, we have managed to preserve the unique character of our savoir-faire. This tradition cultivated throughout the centuries – sometimes reinvented to perfect the savour of a cuvee or to create that of new ones – is the cornerstone of the excellence embodied by our House.
“If a wine entices me, whether it be from a grand cru, premier cru or a non-classified terroir, I enjoy it”. The truth behind our wines lies in their power of attraction. This serves as a guide to our Cellar Master, as he selects and blends the wines.
Even in the midst of a crowd, you recognise a loved one by the sum of the details that characterises them. It is the golden shimmer of the elegantly effervescent robe, the subtle, spring-like nose fusing pear and apple with notes of citrus, the smooth length in the mouth that distinguishes a Brut Piper-Heidsieck. And it is for its exceptional qualities that Piper-Heidsieck stands out today as the most awarded Champagne House of the century.
Seduction demands audacity
Get ready to seduce: dare to take the first step, free yourself from convention, knowing that love is most often found where you least expect it. For Piper-Heidsieck, seduction is a matter of audacity. Whether we are making new wines, we continue to give new impetus to our history.
Audacity also incites us to explore new roads. The scintillating muse of so many Hollywood actors, Piper-Heidsieck also inspires others as witnessed through exclusive bottles created by Faberge or Van Cleef & Arpels, dressed by Jean Paul Gaultier or wearing a crystal pump designed by Christian Louboutin. On the lips of Marilyn Monroe, its bubbles merged with the powdery, floral bouquet of her perfume, embracing her wishes like the dress enfolding her figure.
The art of tasting is a question of patience.
Piper-Heidsieck triggers, teases and renews the flame, each wine revealing its character just as a perfume divulges its fragrance when applied to the nape of the neck or wrist. Each bottle is an overture of seduction, the golden robe unfurling it’s effervescence like so many pearls.
In line with the wines we produce- and the time necessary for the meticulous and loving vinification- Piper-Heidsieck represents an enticing, languorous seduction, in contrast with the hurried act of bodily desire.
Piper-Heidsieck is the champagne of those who prefer hidden mystery to the obvious.