At Drappier - everything is purity. This bottling, a blanc de noirs, is no exception. No sulphur is added to this cuvée during the different stages of vinification, allowing the Pinot Noir to express itself in perfect freedom. No dosage, just the natural 2g of RS from the fruit, but even so exhibiting a remarkable roundness thanks to the maturity of the fruit and the time spent down in the cellars.
The Gallo-Romans planted the first vine in Urville around 2,000 years ago, but it wasn’t until 1152 that Saint Bernard, founder of the Clairvaux Abbey, built (what would later become) Drappier's cellars into the land.
Seven centuries later (in 1808), the Drappier family estate was established around the magnificently preserved medieval Abbey
soil is Jurassic Kimmeridgian limestone and chalk
golden color with copper hues, this cuvée evokes lovely apples and pear, with a hint of citrus, orchard peach, almond pastry, weight and richness, generous yet still with a nice mineral framework, herbs, spice, a stunning and tightly knit effort from Michel Drappier
region: champagne (l'aube) france
varietal: pinot noir
style: champers! blanc de noirs
farming&cellar: sustainable and organic ethos, low pressure press, only first press juice used, gravity flow, malo occurred, 36 months on lees, no filtering, no added so2 (less than 35 ppm naturally occurring)
pairing: sashimi or soft goat's cheese