Info: The Drappier vineyard covers 100 hectares and constitutes the House’s essential trump card. Since 1808 our family has used its skill to select parcels of land which are particularly well exposed and extremely rich in limestone. For the most part they are located around Urville, where Pinot Noir, the predominant grape variety, finds its loveliest expression and allows the production of very elegant, aromatic wines.
Vinification: Only the juices from first pressing - the cuvées - are used. Mechanical low-pressure presses. Use of gravity to avoid pumping, thus avoiding oxidisation. Natural settling. Alcoholic fermentation for roughly 2 weeks at low temperature. Then total and natural malolactic fermentation. No filtering. Minimal use of sulphur. 5% of the wines are matured in barrels for 1 year to enrich the cuvée.
INFO: Drappier is a Champagne producer based in the Urville region of Champagne. The house, founded in 1808, produces both vintage and non-vintage cuvee as well as a prestige wine known as Grande Sendrée. Drappier Champagne produces an unsulfured Champagne, Brut Nature Zéro Dosage Sans Souffre NV, a Blanc de noirs. Drappier is considered one of the finest boutique champagne producers in the world: this is because of the cellars where they store the wine, which are among the oldest and most extensive in Europe and also were the only cellars that weren't damaged during the two world wars or the fires that raced through the area in the 1950s. Drappier is known for using significantly less sulfur in their wine than many other Champagne producers.