THE CHAMPAGNE MANUFACTURER PIPER-HEIDSIECK WAS FOUNDED IN 1785 IN REIMS. HIS CUVÉE IS RARE.
PIPER-HEIDSIECK BELONGS TO FAMILY GROUP RÉMY COINTREAU
Piper-Heidsieck played a significant role in the success of the venerable Heidsieck dynasty. At the same time, Piper-Heidsieck is by far the largest house among the three Heidsieck houses.
After the death of Florens-Louis Heidsieck, the founder of the original house Heidsieck & Co., his nephew Christian Heidsieck founded in 1834 a Champagne-Haus and traded products under the Heidsieck brand. However, he died completely unexpectedly only one year later.
As the house was then run by his widow, the name of the champagne changed accordingly to Veuve Heidsieck.
In 1837 the widow Heidsieck married her brother-in-law Henri-Guillaume Piper (who was also a relative of Florens-Louis Heidsieck). Although the name of the house was then officially H. Piper & Co., the champagnes were simply labelled with the Heidsieck brand until 1845. Only after that the name Piper('s)-Heidsieck became generally accepted.
At that time, a Mr. Jean-Claude Kunkelmann, as a representative for the champagne house Piper-Heidsieck in the USA, was able to achieve considerable trading successes for himself. He returned as a rich man to Rheims and invested a part of his fortune into the champagne house. It should also be mentioned here that the Kunkelmann family had already been involved in the company in the early days of the Heidsieck dynasty.
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