Well, a year has passed since Remy Cointreau sold the champagne brands, Piper Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck to the family run group, EPI.

So, what has happened in the last 12 months, and what can we expect to see gracing the shelves in this new era of Heidsieck champagne?

It seems that there are quite a few changes, and definitely a more youthful look for both brands of bubbly.  The pastel pink colours of before have been replaced by a more vibrant and vivid tone, and the calligraphy on the labels has disappeared and is now a far more 21st century, narrow font block text.

The bottles themselves are following current trends such as that being trail blazed by Bollinger Champagne – with a tapered body and thinner neck.

Charles Heidsieck

Charles Heidsieck

But, most importantly, let’s talk about the champagne itself.  These new bottles of fizz will consist of 60 per cent wine from the year 2008, and the remaining 40 per cent of reserve wines from harvests that took place 10 years ago or more.  It’s this usage of 40 per cent reserve wines that will continue to maintain the much-loved continuity of the Heidsieck style.

The price has also changed – with these bottles being priced at between €40 – €45 euros per bottle.

Sources: www.blogduchampagne.fr

2 Responses to It’s a New Era for Champagne Heidsieck

  1. I’ve tasted the new Charles Heidsieck (2011 base) at the winery with Regis Camus and it is absolutely amazing.

    Please note: Champagne Heidsieck is Vranken’s Heidsieck & Co Monopole (I have made the same mistake in the past). It’s best to write it full Charles Heidsieck & Piper-Heidsieck

  2. LeChamp says:

    Thanks Michiel for the comment. We appreciate it.

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