Piper-Heidsieck Sublime Demi-Sec
A great classic Champagne – structured, full-bodied and bursting with fruit. The blend of the classic Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut, with a maturation period extended by a year and with a generous dosage. A great demi-sec Champagne, a blend of a majority created of Pinots Noirs, over 100 crus and Pinot Meuniers from the Grande and Petite Montagne de Reims.
On the palate:
A lively attack on candied citrus fruits and roasted pineapple. A duality which balances itself between smoothness and juiciness – cinnamon and vanilla-roasted pear. A structured, full-bodied, melt-in-the-mouth wine.
Critical AcclaimAll Vintages
A very creditable contribution to what has become an unfashionable genre is Piper-Heidsieck's NV Demi-Sec Cuvée Sublime, a lovely wine that wafts from the glass with aromas of honeyed peaches, fresh pastry, nectarine and caramelized citrus. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with good depth at the core, racy acids and a fine mousse, concluding with a precise finish that avoids any suggestion of cloying sweetness despite its off-dry style. Expect it to sing with additional bottle age. Rating: 91+
Fine autolytic aromas with buttery brioche. It's all honey, praline and rum 'n' raisin in the mouth. Toasty and appealing. Long finish.
The Most Awarded Champagne House of the Century
Steeped in history, innovation and excellence have been at the heart of Piper-Heidsieck since 1785 when Florens-Louis Heidsieck founded his Champagne House with the dream to create a ‘cuveé worthy of a queen’. That dream was realized when he boldly presented his first cuvee to Queen Marie Antoinette and she declared love at first sip. She quickly became the champagne’s first brand ambassador and when Henri-Guillaume Piper joined the Reims venture in 1815, he and Florens-Louis’ nephew Christian Heidsieck set out to promote the Champagne House’s reputation well beyond the borders of France. Today, Piper-Heidsieck is poured in over 100 countries and is the most awarded Champagne House of the century, with over 275 medals*.
Piper-Heidsieck’s worldwide success is attributed to the passion and expertise of its chief winemakers. Cellar Master, Émilien Boutillat, the youngest chef de cave to lead winemaking for a major Champagne House, continues the House’s uncompromising commitment to wine excellence. Devoted to protecting the terroir of Champagne through sustainable viticulture, Piper-Heidsieck is proud to hold dual certifications for its vineyards; Viticulture Durable en Champagne and Haute Valeur Environnementale Fruit is also sourced from like-minded winegrower partners representing 319 crus throughout the Champagne region. Concentrated in Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne, Cote des Blancs and Cote des Bar, these winegrowers are committed to implementing increasingly stringent environmentally friendly practices in the vineyard by reducing the use of chemicals, improving biodiversity, dry farming and energy and waste management.
Since Queen Marie Antoinette and Royal Warrant Appointments from 14 royal and imperial courts, Piper-Heidsieck has been universally sought out by high society, to include Hollywood’s rich and famous. Making its Hollywood debut appearance in the Laurel and Hardy motion picture, “Sons of the Desert” , Piper-Heidsieck has played best supporting actor to A-list stars from Clark Gable to Marilyn Monroe, who has been quoted, “I go to bed with a few drops of Chanel No. 5 and I wake up each morning to a glass of Piper-Heidsieck; it warms me up”. Piper-Heidsieck’s red carpet reputation is world-renown at film festivals across the globe, and it is also the official sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Awards. The House remains committed to cinematic art and the preservation of cinematographic heritage and is currently a patron of the Motion Picture Arts & Sciences and a partner of the Cinematheque Francaise.
*Régis Camus, then Chief Winemaker of Piper-Heidsieck, received the prestigious title of “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year”, awarded by the International Wine Challenge jury, eight times since the beginning of the century.