Drappier


Drappier Charles de Gaulle|Brut|NV

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Organic Aged 3 Years on Lees No Filtration

Orchard Fruit

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

Nut

Nut


Almond

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Nutmeg

Urville

Urville

What to expect


Very fine nose of citrus fruits, red apple, almond with a suggestion of nutmeg. On the tongue it exhibits a remarkable complexity, with an airy mousse and lightly candied notes. The freshness and intensity of the pinot noir comes through along the welcome texture of being non-filtered. This is a very natural approach to winemaking, with real respect to the process, minimal sulfur and high quality fruit.

Welcome to the South, where Pinot noir rules! 

Technical notes 

Only the juices from first pressing – the cuvées - are used with mechanical low-pressure presses and use of gravity to avoid pumping, thus avoiding 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 3 years on lees.

Dosage: 7.5 g/l 

$123.99

Club Price $116.85 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


Organic Aged 3 Years on Lees No Filtration

Orchard Fruit

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

Nut

Nut


Almond

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Nutmeg

What to expect


Very fine nose of citrus fruits, red apple, almond with a suggestion of nutmeg. On the tongue it exhibits a remarkable complexity, with an airy mousse and lightly candied notes. The freshness and intensity of the pinot noir comes through along the welcome texture of being non-filtered. This is a very natural approach to winemaking, with real respect to the process, minimal sulfur and high quality fruit.

Welcome to the South, where Pinot noir rules! 

Technical notes 

Only the juices from first pressing – the cuvées - are used with mechanical low-pressure presses and use of gravity to avoid pumping, thus avoiding 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 3 years on lees.

Dosage: 7.5 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.

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