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 Heidsieck & Co. Monopole - Vranken

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole - Vranken

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Heidsieck & Co. Monopole - Vranken
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5, pl. Du Gal-Gouraud, 51100 Reims cedex 2
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+33 326 616263 / +33 326 616188
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There are now three different champagne houses in Reims, which use the name Heidsieck in the company name. The complicated story began when the German-born Florence Louis Heidsieck (1749-1828) of Westphalia in 1777 at Reims and settled Florens-Louis Heidsieck is now called. Shortly afterwards he married the daughter of wealthy textile businessman Nicolas Perthois. Already in 1780 he began producing his own wine and begründte 1785 with his son his own champagne house. In 1785, he was by Queen Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793) received. On the death of the founder's son at a young age, Florens-Louis Heidsieck was on three of his nephews in the company. The first rose in 1795 Henri-Louis Waldbaum the company in 1805 was followed by Charles-Henri Heidsieck and 1808 Christian Heidsieck, the younger brother of Charles-Henri. The production is mainly founded on the sales of the then European princes and royal courts, as Champagne was a very popular drink of the ruling class. 1812, when Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) invaded Russia, at the very beginning many doubted the success of this very risky business.

Not as Charles-Henri Heidsieck, who traveled as a responsible for marketing a few weeks before the arrival of the Grande Armée to Moscow to take orders for the sparkling beverage. He died (before his uncle) in 1824, leaving besides his widow, also a young son named Charles-Camille Heidsieck. Four years later died of the founders of the house. The remaining nephew decided to suspend trading of the house temporarily. A little later began to Henri-Louis Heidsieck again Christian and forest tree with the champagne trade. Soon after this new alliance fell apart and the two nephews went their separate ways. As a result, developed three companies that used the name Heidsieck. This legal disputes were inevitable. Heidsieck Monopole celebrated as its centenary in 1885, there was trouble with the house of Charles Heidsieck. As Charles Heidsieck and Heidsieck Monopole later, however, as Piper-Heidsieck was founded, the Court allowed that both Heidsieck Monopole may refer as well as Piper-Heidsieck to 1785. The long dispute, however, buried long ago.

Heidsieck & Co. Monopole: Henri-Louis Waldbaum, founded in 1834 with his brother Auguste Heidsieck company forest tree Heidsieck & Co. After the death of Auguste Heidsieck in 1870 the house was renamed to 1910 under various names like Veuve Heidsieck and Luling Goulden, & Co. In 1923 it was bought by Edouard Mignot, and it cemented the name Heidsieck & Co. Monopolies. The company gradually until 1985, the champagne house Guts and then in 1998 acquired by the Empire Vranken purchased. The vineyards cover 110 hectares of mainly Pinot Noir in the prestigious positions Ambonnay, Bouzy , And Verzenay Verzy. By the way, is in the vineyards of Heidsieck Verzenay on a hill known as Mont Boef the last windmill in the Champagne region. The year seamless champagne "Blue Top" is assembled from 70% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier. The sweet brands "Red Top" (sec) and "Green Top" (demi-sec), and the "Best Rosé" have the same mixture. The Cuvée de Prestige called "Diamant Bleu Vintage 'from 50% Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Grand Cru best. Every year about two million bottles are produced.

In 1998, the wreck of the Swedish ship "Jönköping" 50 cases (3,000 bottles) of the mark "-Heidsieck Monopole - Goût Américain" salvaged the vintage 1907th The schooner was sunk in World War I in 1916 by a German submarine in the Baltic Sea. The freight with 4000-5000 bottles of champagne, wine and spirits had been destined for the Russian Tsar Nicholas II (1868-1918) (Russian Czars appointed annually by the way some 400,000 bottles of Champagne Heidsieck Monopole). The precious champagne bottles stored for 82 years at a depth of 64 meters and so enormously high external pressure at four degrees Celsius. With these optimal storage conditions, the golden champagne proved with 12.35% vol alcohol and a sweet Dosage of 42.35 g / l as well in a tasting of renowned tasters. In order for this champagne is certainly one of the more palatable oldest wines by Christie's in London reached record prices with individual bottles of over U.S. $ 4,000.

Piper-Heidsieck: Heidsieck Christian also founded a company in 1834 and conducted trade under the brand "Heidsieck". Later, after his death just a year the house was run by his widow and known as "Veuve Heidsieck". She married in 1837 her brother Henri-Guillaume Piper, a grandnephew of the founder, Florens-Louis Heidsieck, Heidsieck. From 1845 the name was used Piper-Heidsieck, although parallel to the brand Heidsieck was retained. At the same time mentioned above occurred in Charles-Camille Heidsieck of the company, but again resigned and founded his own company (then see below). Henri Piper died in 1870 and bequeathed the company to Jean-Claude Kunkelmann. This family was already in the early days of the dynasty-Heidsieck with the company. The house is operated now for some time under the name Kunkel Mann & Co.. Through marriage, the company finally came into possession of the family Suarez d'Aulan. Counts of possession since the year 1988, Piper Sonoma, California. In 1989, the House of Remy Martin acquired. Eventually it was bought in 2011 (with Charles Heidsieck) by the Societe Europeenne de Participations Company Industrial (EPI) to € 400 million.

Over time, the company became purveyors to 17 royal houses. For the high quality of products in modern times was especially the legendary winemaker Daniel Thibault (1947-2002) at. This, incidentally, was also responsible for the Champagne Charles Heidsieck. Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, incidentally, was the first house, which Gyropalette the shaking began. The products are primarily dominated by Pinot Noir. The Cuvée de Prestige is named after the founder of "Florence-Louis' name. Another leading product is the mono-blend "Rare". This vintage Champagne is assembled from about 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from precious documents. Each year nearly five million bottles are produced, of which a large part to Belgium, Germany, England, Italy and the United States is exported. Piper-Heidsieck Champagne was the favorite of Hollywood stars Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). She noticed that a glass of it their bodies pleasantly warm it. The company produced for the U.S. market also produce a chewing tobacco aromas with champagne, which for decades was a huge hit. By train, you can visit some of the 12 km long chalk cellars.

Charles Heidsieck Charles Heidsieck like his father married a lady from the old established champagne house family Henriot . Shortly afterwards he left Piper-Heidsieck and founded in 1851 with his brother Ernest Henriot a company by the name of Charles Heidsieck. Known as the "Champagne Charlie" became famous Heidsieck was an avid hunter. In 1857 he first traveled to the United States to hunt and to drum up support for his champagne. Within a short time he sold over the first 300,000 bottles of champagne. With its sophisticated style and his extraordinary charm, he quickly became known and loved in the best circles. Soon after the Civil War broke out and Charles was from the northern states put in jail for several months, because when he found documents that revealed trade relations with the Südsaaten. Around 1870, a musical called "Champagne Charlie" in England a great success and in 1998 his life was a movie with Hugh Grant in the lead role. In 1871, Eugène-Charles Heidsieck took over the leadership of the House.

The founder Ernest Henriot left the house in 1875 and devoted himself to his own champagne maker. Almost exactly 100 years later, merged Henriot Henriot and Joseph and Charles Heidsieck, a descendant of the former co-founder Ernest Henriot took over control of both companies. Remained until 1985, unlike the other two companies, the line-Heidsieck in the family. Jean-Marc Heidsieck was the last leader of the house before the purchase by Remy Martin . The newly appointed winemaker Daniel Thibault suggested a few years to give up much of the champagne production in order to build large amounts of reserve wines can. This action was a complete success. Thibault led to the term Champagne year seamless Mise en Cave (cellared) which will, on the label indicates the year of bottling. Our own vineyards cover 60 hectares today. The Cuvée de Prestige called "the thousand-Blanc" from 100% Chardonnay. This vintage champagne in 1990 replaced the previous "Champagne Charlie". Every year about 3.5 million bottles of champagne are produced. The company was purchased in 2011 (with Piper-Heidsieck) Societe Europeenne de Participations Industrielles of (EPI) to € 400 million.
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