A structured, full-bodied, melt-in-the-mouth, demi-sec wine with a blend of a majority of Pinots Noirs, over 100 crus, and Pinot Meuniers from the Grande and Petite Montagne de Reims. Antique, bronze-gold color. Delicate, nonchalant bubbles. On the nose, the fruit is ripe, juicy, and melts into pastry-like flavors, such as caramel, vanilla, and dark rum. On the palate, there is a lively attack of candied citrus fruits and roasted pineapple.
It all began with Florens-Louis Heidsieck who started out as a draper in Reims where he fell in love with a girl from Champagne . . . and with the wine from Champagne. Overcome with the incredible ambition to make a cuvee worthy of a queen, he founded the Cloth and Wine Trading Company Heidsieck & Co in 1785. His champagne's reputation quickly spread beyond the local region and won favor in the French court. When Florens-Louis died in 1828, Christian Heidsieck, his nephew, and Henri-Guillaume Piper joined forces. In 1835, Christian Heidsieck suddenly died and, in 1838, his wife remarried Henri-Guillaume Piper. And, thus the Piper-Heidsieck brand was born.