Champagne is a land of solidarity and know-how, and its economy is based on noble cultivation and marketing traditions. Inspired by this terroir and its heritage, we produce Champagne from 3 Champagne grape varieties: Chardonnay (lively and warm), Meunier (fruity and succulent) and Pinot Noir (powerful, with a hint of red The taste of fruit) is our trademark. Piper-Heidsieck produces exceptional vineyards mainly in the Montagne de Reims and Côte des Bar regions. We maintain a privileged relationship with our winegrowing partners, most of them independent. Different quality partners with unique know-how, some of whom have been with our Champagne house for 3 generations. A contract of ethics and moral trust based on shared requirements: excellence without compromise.
The house of Piper-Heidsieck
...is the average age of the Piper-Heidsieck vineyard. Replace annually 2% of the oldest vine up to 60 years old.
Our policy of working the soil was launched in 2005. Today, more than 50% of the vineyards are naturally weeded, with the objective of increasing the rate of non-chemical weeding within 10 years.
Traditional soil cultivation
Each year, we progress in the use of ancestral cultivation techniques, in the respect of the biodiversity, the soils and in the improvement of the quality of our grapes.
We are committed to cultivating, growing and maintaining the vines entrusted to us by our winegrowing partners for a long time, sometimes up to 25 years.
Limit the use of fertilizers
In order to minimize the use of chemical fertilizers and to accurately measure the amount of bio-amendment needed on our plots, we take samples from a third of our vineyards each year, changing the area analyzed each year.
Water consumption divided by two..
...thanks to important measures at the production site, such as new machines including an improved water management system.
Gas consumption divided by half..
...thanks to the heat pump installed on our production site in 2015.
Since December 2015, our vineyard has been labeled "Champagne Viticulture Durable" and certified "HVE" (High Environmental Value). These two labels demonstrate Piper-Heidsieck commitment to environmental protection.
Dedicated relationships with wine growers
Launched in 1996 by the cellar master Daniel Thibault, we organize open tastings with our winemaking partners. We involve them in the winemaking process and the quality approach applied to our wines.
In order to protect the soil, flora and fauna, Piper-Heidsieck does not use any pesticides and encourages its winegrowing partners to adopt this reasoned practice.
100% of the waste associated with our production is recycled - for example by recycling or energy recovery. All pressing residues (skins, pips, stalks) are sent to the winery.
The unusable (outdated) phytosanitary products are recycled by specialized centers. 100% of the wastewater from the press is treated before discharge and benefits from the spreading system.
Piper-Heidsieck has chosen to give priority to local service providers, outsourcing specific viticultural tasks such as digging and planting.