The Piper-Heidsieck house is one of the oldest Champagne producers in the world; in fact it was founded way back in 1785 by Florens-Louis Heidsieck. The founder has a secret dream, namely to create a special cuvée for Marie Antoinette, the famous queen of France, thus creating the best champagne in the world. The sparkling wine is thus made and is so appreciated by the queen that the latter decides to become the first ambassador of Heidsieck's Champagnes herself. In the following years, thanks to this only real testimonial and constant work on the quality of the sparkling wines, the success of the Maison continued to consolidate and its products soon became the object of desire of the international jet set, including many Hollywood actors, first and foremost all Marilyn Monroe. Today Piper-Heidsieck is one of the largest and most prestigious maisons, counting among its ranks hundreds of vignerons who contribute with the quality of their Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grapes to perpetuate the success of the brand. Meanwhile, in the marketing field, the maison collaborates with the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscar Night and after also having linked itself to the world of fashion and luxury, it is part of the EPI industrial group. The grapes, which grow in highly suitable and qualitatively important vineyards, are meticulously checked in order to obtain excellent bunches; in the cellar, where the different products are assembled, the chefs de cave work daily to give a particular identity to each Piper-Heidsieck label. After over two centuries of history, Piper-Heidsieck Champagnes are still among the most famous in the world and this is also due to the work of Regis Camus, one of the most renowned chef de caves who, since 2002 has been awarded, well eight times, as Best Chef de Cave of the year by the International Wine Challenge. Today Piper-Heidsieck produces more than 6 million bottles a year; although all excellent and made with great passion and care, among the many labels that certainly deserve a mention, we find the ""Rare"" Cuvées, true masterpieces, produced only in the best years and, unfortunately, in very small quantities.