Drappier


Drappier Charles de Gaulle |Brut |NV

Drappier

Drappier Charles de Gaulle

Brut NV

$123.99

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

- Made in Honour of Charles de Gaulle as he was a big fan of the Drappier champagnes

- Pair with a simple, yet creamy Brie de Meaux or if you're feeling fancy, choux pastry filled with cream cheese, truffled honey and dehydrated green olive. 

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 

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.

A simple, yet creamy Brie de Meaux or if you're feeling fancy, choux pastry filled with cream cheese, truffled honey and dehydrated green olive. 

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

A simple, yet creamy Brie de Meaux or if you're feeling fancy, choux pastry filled with cream cheese, truffled honey and dehydrated green olive. 

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking


Aged 3 Years on Lees No Filtration

Orchard Fruit


Red Apple

Nut


Almond

Herbs & Spices


Nutmeg