HISTORY AND COMPANY
Piper-Heidsieck is one of the largest champagne companies in the world based in Reims, in the Champagne-Ardenne region. Founded in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck, from 1838 he added the surname Piper to Heidsieck from the cousin of the founder, Henri-Guillaume Piper, who followed him with Christian Heidsieck in running the maison. At the end of the eighties the house was acquired by the large group Rémy Cointreau and from 2011 the two main brands, Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck, are owned by the Européenne de Participation Industrielle (EPI) group led by Christopher Descours. Piper-Heidsieck uses all three varieties of grapes allowed for champagne: Chardonnay, Pinot Nero and Pinot Meunier, in various proportions depending on the various products. OnestiGroup is the distributor for Italy of the entire range of the Piper-Heidsieck Maison.