Drappier


Drappier Signature Blanc de Blancs |Blanc de Blancs |NV

Drappier

Drappier Signature Blanc de Blancs

Blanc de Blancs NV

$88.99

- One of the oldest and most prominent houses in Champagne with little to no sulphur across the range

- Made using Chardonnay from the Grand Cru village of Cramant plus fruit in the southern village of Urville 

- Pair with freshly shucked Oysters with fresh lemon juice

Here's something to freshen up your day. Lively chardonnay comprises 95% of this wine with the rest being one of the original and almost forgotten grape varieties, known as 'Blanc Vrai' or Pinot Blanc.

The nose suggests juicy white peach and fresh pear with some added floral notes such as jasmine thanks to the Pinot Blanc. The sensation is very mineral-driven, with pleasant biscuit and cream showing a supple and seductive finish. 

We are thrilled to have such a wine in our midst and you should show this off to your friends at your next dinner party. The forgotten grape is always a great conversation starter.

Technical notes 

Only the juices from first pressing – the cuvées - are used with mechanical low-pressure presses and use of gravity to avoid pumping, which avoids oxidisation. Minimal use of sulphur; Natural settling; Alcoholic fermentation for roughly 2 weeks at low temperature; followed by total and natural malolactic fermentation; No filtering.

Assemblage – 100% of the wines are made in stainless steel vats in order to preserve as much freshness as possible. After bottling, the cuvée is aged for at least 2-3 years on lees.

Dosage: 8 g/L

Since 1808 the Drappier family has used its skill to select parcels of land, which are particularly well exposed and extremely rich in limestone. They are located in the small village of Urville in the Côte des Bar where Pinot Noir, the predominant grape variety, finds its purest expression and allows the production of very elegant, aromatic wines. With an annual production of some 1.5 million bottles, they are considerably larger than a small grower, but not quite of the size of the Grande Marques in and around Reims and Epernay. Drappier is one of the foremost producers in the region which is highly respected amongst its peers like Cédric Bouchard, Marie-Courtin, Vouette et Sorbée, and Jacques Lassaigne. They own 55 hectares of vineyards and use another 50 hectares under contract with other growers. A an interesting historical fact is that Charles de Gaulle (the Former Minister of the Armed Forces in France) was very fond of their Champagne and they named a cuvée after him. Amongst their range of excellent cuvées, they have a range including a ‘Sulphur free’, ‘Zero dosage’, and a ‘Blanc de blancs’ that contains a forgotten grape called Blanc Vrai.

About the house

Since 1808 the Drappier family has used its skill to select parcels of land, which are particularly well exposed and extremely rich in limestone. They are located in the small village of Urville in the Côte des Bar where Pinot Noir, the predominant grape variety, finds its purest expression and allows the production of very elegant, aromatic wines. With an annual production of some 1.5 million bottles, they are considerably larger than a small grower, but not quite of the size of the Grande Marques in and around Reims and Epernay. Drappier is one of the foremost producers in the region which is highly respected amongst its peers like Cédric Bouchard, Marie-Courtin, Vouette et Sorbée, and Jacques Lassaigne. They own 55 hectares of vineyards and use another 50 hectares under contract with other growers. A an interesting historical fact is that Charles de Gaulle (the Former Minister of the Armed Forces in France) was very fond of their Champagne and they named a cuvée after him. Amongst their range of excellent cuvées, they have a range including a ‘Sulphur free’, ‘Zero dosage’, and a ‘Blanc de blancs’ that contains a forgotten grape called Blanc Vrai.

Descriptors & Texture


Creamy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking


Organic Aged 3 Years on Lees No Filtration

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Biscuit

Orchard Fruit


Pear

Stone Fruit


Peach

Nut


Almond