Piper-Heidsieck and Dubai Duty Free are pleased to introduce the 2nd opus of this exclusive collection, Hors-Série 1982, which will be available in very limited quantity.

Unveiled in 2021, the Hors-Série collection gives Chief Winemaker, Émilien Boutillat, carte blanche to transmit and enrich the Piper-Heidsieck heritage. He highlights the House’s creativity and audacity while revealing the contemporary yet perpetual excellence of its champagnes.

In an ultra-limited series, each Hors-Série cuvée is striking in its uniqueness, whether it is the length of ageing, a singular blend or a particular tasting ritual.

HORS-SÉRIE 1982: A dialogue with time

Émilien Boutillat stays true to the Hors-Série spirit by offering a unique and unexpected tasting experience. A bridge between the Piper-Heidsieck history and its modern spirit, Hors-Série 1982 joins the collection. The liqueur de dosage, crafted from 1982 vintage magnums, respects the personality and balance of the wine. It has been dosed at 4 grams of sugar per liter, just like the Brut Sauvage 1982.

Conducted during the disgorgement on 17th and 18th January 2022, the Extra Brut dosage accentuates the vibrancy, freshness and minerality of the vintage.

A blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, the Hors-Série 1982 boasts its own particular character, forged by 39 years of ageing on lees. This distinctive feature ensures a unique tasting experience and justifies numbering each box.

“The 1982 vintage was one of the first I discovered as Chief Winemaker when I joined in 2018. I selected it for the Hors-Série collection as it was a magnificent expression of the Piper-Heidsieck style. With Hors-Série 1982, I wanted to show how a recent disgorgement, after so many years of cellaring on lees, could enhance the vintage’s personality.” Emilien Boutillat, Piper-Heidsieck’s Chief Winemaker.

“Hors-Série 1982 is a true testimony of Piper-Heidsieck wine excellence and audacity, and this is why we are extremely proud to reveal those very few bottles at Dubai Duty Free, our esteemed partner, allowing the consumers to live a unique tasting experience with a stunning forty years old Vintage Champagne”, Cécile Vangelisti, Piper-Heidsieck GTR Director.

“At Dubai Duty Free, we are committed to offering our customers outstanding products and one-of-a-kind experiences. This is why we are pleased to collaborate with Piper-Heidsieck on Hors-Série 1982, the second opus in the Hors-Série series. Since 2021, the Champagne category has outperformed others, therefore it is important for us to continue providing exclusive and high-end products.” says Sharon Beecham, SVP Purchasing Dubai Duty Free.

Chirag Aggarwal, African & Eastern/Gulf Beverages Group Business Manager Travel Retail, added: “We are very delighted to be part of the Hors Serie 1982 launch in the world’s largest single travel retailer and our close partner – Dubai Duty Free- in collaboration with Piper-Heidsieck, one of the most innovative Champagne houses, which always comes up with thrilling ideas. The Champagne category is amazingly performing in DDF and we are witnessing a strong demand for such luxury products in the region.”

Only 3,000 numbered bottles of Piper-Heidsieck’s Hors-Série 1982 have been produced