Drappier


Drappier Carte d'Or Jeroboam 3L (PRE-ORDER ONLY)|Brut|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Aged 3 Years on Lees No Filtration

Foods

Foods


Brioche Honey

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Grapefruit

Nut

Nut


Hazelnut

Urville

Urville

What to expect


Here is the Carte d'Or. The excellent starting point of champagne made at this historic and yet progressive Maison. 

The colours are intense deep yellow with shiny golden hues. The nose is open, fruit-driven and expressive that lead into citrus and grapefruit plus some hazelnut and brioche complexity.

The texture is silken, soft and moreish. It has roundness to the palate with a refreshing crispness bringing everything back into focus. Finally we complete the journey with a little spice and honeyed notes.

This is quality champagne at an excellent price point.

Please note: This is a Pre-Order only and will not be shipped until early September.

Technical notes 

A non-vintage cuvée made from 75% Pinot Noir / 15% Chardonnay / 10% Meunier from the Côte des Bar with minimal use of sulphites during winemaking, and 5% of the wines matured in barrels for 1 year to enrich the cuvée. Dosage is at a moderate 7 g/l.

 

$399.00

Club Price $379.05 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Aged 3 Years on Lees No Filtration

Foods

Foods


Brioche Honey

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Grapefruit

Nut

Nut


Hazelnut

What to expect


Here is the Carte d'Or. The excellent starting point of champagne made at this historic and yet progressive Maison. 

The colours are intense deep yellow with shiny golden hues. The nose is open, fruit-driven and expressive that lead into citrus and grapefruit plus some hazelnut and brioche complexity.

The texture is silken, soft and moreish. It has roundness to the palate with a refreshing crispness bringing everything back into focus. Finally we complete the journey with a little spice and honeyed notes.

This is quality champagne at an excellent price point.

Please note: This is a Pre-Order only and will not be shipped until early September.

Technical notes 

A non-vintage cuvée made from 75% Pinot Noir / 15% Chardonnay / 10% Meunier from the Côte des Bar with minimal use of sulphites during winemaking, and 5% of the wines matured in barrels for 1 year to enrich the cuvée. Dosage is at a moderate 7 g/l.

 

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

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 cuvée’s, they have a range including a ‘Sulfur free’, ‘Zero dosage’, and a ‘blanc de blancs’ that contains a forgotten grape called Blanc Vrai.

Food suggestion


Friends and canapes. We do like the idea of swordfish and or Pork cutlets and roasted potatoes, parsnips, carrot and the like.