Every great story begins with an encounter. German Floren-Louis Heidsieck was traveling through Reims when he fell in love with a woman — Agathe Perthois—and the wines of Champagne. Floren-Louis Heidsieck founded the company in 1785 with the goal to create “a cuveé worthy of a queen.” He wished to bedazzle Marie Antoinette with the fine and joyous bubbles of his Champagne. When he gave his first cuveé to the Queen, it was love at first sip, and she would become the first of many royal brand ambassadors. And as good fortune comes to those who dare, in the same year Florens-Louis Heidsieck would marry Agathe Perthois, his great love.Today, Piper-Heidsieck is one of the oldest Champagne houses and recognized as the most awarded House of the century*. With a bottle popped around the world every 8 seconds, the Piper-Heidsieck wines are joyful, youthful champagnes, with aromas of citrus and ripe fruits contributing to their sense of liveliness.