Piper to launch ‘Essentiel’ in UK

Champagne Piper-Heidsieck is to launch its ‘Essentiel’ cuvée in the UK this year, offering it exclusively to the on- and “high-end” off-trade.

The wine is an extra-aged and lower dosage Champagne that is kept on its lees for an additional 12-18 months compared to the brut and has a dosage of 5 grams per litre to the brut’s 9-10g/l.

The house says this makes the Champagne “ideal” for gastronomy and it will principally be offered to the on-trade with only “select” retailers being able to sell it.

The whole of Piper-Heidsieck’s range has recently been given refreshed packaging, including more detailed back labels which include disgorgement dates, the base vintage and the amount of reserve wine.

Piper-Heidsieck’s chef de caves, Régis Camus, said: “I am proud of this extra-brut cuvée which symbolises the essence of our Champagnes.

“This extra-aged and lower dosage wine is the pure expression of Piper-Heidsieck style: a structured, crisp and ardent wine. Wanting to highlight the uniqueness of Essentiel, we have decided to display additional information on the label such as the disgorgement and cellaring dates to communicate that extra level of detail to an engaged Champagne audience.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please note that comments are subject to our posting guidelines in accordance with the Defamation Act 2013. Posts containing swear words, discrimination, offensive language and libellous or defamatory comments will not be approved.

We encourage debate in the comments section and always welcome feedback, but if you spot something you don't think is right, we ask that you leave an accurate email address so we can get back to you if we need to.

Subscribe to our newsletters

Key Account Manager

MMI Maldives

Financial Controller

London City Bond
Barking, UK

Duty Manager

The Whisky Exchange
Great Portland Street, London

Spirits Advisor

The Whisky Exchange
London, UK

International Sales Manager

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London, UK

Brand Marketing Executive

Elixir Distillers
Park Royal, London, UK

Cellar Door Manager

House of Townend
Melton, North Ferriby, UK

Marketing Manager

The Whisky Exchange
Whitby Avenue, Park Royal, London NW10 7SF

Millésime Bio 2020

27th Jan 2020

Maisons Marques et Domaines Annual Tasting

London,United Kingdom
29th Jan 2020

Austrian Wine Tasting

London,United Kingdom
3rd Feb 2020
Click to view more