Drappier


Drappier Carte d'Or Magnum 1.5L |Brut |NV

Drappier

Drappier Carte d'Or Magnum 1.5L

Brut NV

$179.95

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

- Drappier specialise in large format bottles going right up to Melchizedek which is 30 litres or 40 standard 750ml bottles

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

Here is the Carte d'Or in an impressive magnum. 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.

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.

 

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.

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

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 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.

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking


Aged 3 Years on Lees No Filtration

Foods


Brioche Honey

Citrus Fruit


Grapefruit

Nut


Hazelnut