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Discover the art of champagne with our curated tasting gift pack. Experience the elegance of Charles Heidsieck, the heritage of Drappier, and the finesse of Louis Roederer. Cheers to luxury!
Included in the Ultimate Tasters Champagne Gift Pack:
1 x Drappier Carte d'Or (375ml)
1 x Louis Roederer Collection 243 (375ml)
1 x Charles Heidsieck Réserve (375ml)
1 x Antipodes Sparkling Water (500ml)
All gift packs are beautifully gift wrapped in our signature Emperor boxes and we can include a hand-written gift message. Accessories not included.
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.
About Louis Roederer:
This house has serious pedigree and a long history of making outstanding wines. Roederer is still family owned and run and has a significant land holding of over 230 hectares allowing them to supply 70% of their grape requirements with excellent fruit. We are impressed by Louis Roederer’s increasing commitment to exploring biodynamics both with treatment of their vast vineyard holdings plus the recent acquisition of a 15 hectare biodynamic parcel from Leclerc Briant. A relatively small 3 million bottles per annum of production are exported, largely to the USA.
About Charles Heidsieck:
What makes Charles Heidsieck such an excellent house? Well there are many avenue we can discuss, however, let's will focus on their unashamed pursuit of quality through long cellar ageing, a back catalogue of reserve wines in Solera and a multitude of vineyard sites to select across. They produce some 800,000 bottles a year, which is small on the grand scheme of champagne production. The Chef de Cave is Cyril Brun who has done a sterling job of crafting some extraordinary wines with finesse, power and maturity.
Drappier Carte d'Or: 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.
Louis Roederer Collection 243: Collection 243 is a blend of 59% 2018 Base wine, 34% Perpetual reserve (a mix of 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 2016 and 2017vintages) and 10% Reserve wine aged in oak (signature of Louis Roederer). 8g/L dosage. 3 years ageing.
Charles Heidsieck Réserve: Being an equal one-third of each variety and a blend of around 60 different vineyard parcels, this has 60% base wine from 2012 aged between 4-6 years and 40% reserve wines which is a 50-50 mix of pinot noir & chardonnay where the average age is 7-10 years. Dosage is slightly higher than most houses at just over 11 g/L.