Drappier Brut Nature
"In Urville, in the heart of the limestone terroirs of the Côte des Bar, the Pinot Noir expresses itself in a unique purity. Created by Michel Drappier in its natural version, it showcases the grape variety in a Blanc de Noirs that is both rich and mineral.
For lovers of pure sensations, Drappier has created a 100% Pinot Noir cuvée with no dosage. Only the natural residual sugar remains, less than 2g per bottle. In addition, the use of a very minimal amount of sulphur (less than 30 mg/l) gives the wine the freedom to express itself fully.
This Champagne is aged in bottle for 36 months. The nose reveals a crunchy and ripe fruit at the same time. The palate is full of peach pulp and a bouquet of aromatic herbs. Light spicy notes on the finish, which is straightforward and pure, with great finesse and freshness.
The family tree of the Drappier family has its roots in the birth of Rémy Drappier in 1604. It was not until 1808 that one of the ancestors of the house, François, settled in Urville and began to cultivate a vineyard of a few hectares. In the early 1930s, Michel Drappier's maternal grandfather was the first to replant Pinot Noir in the canton. His decision made people smile and he was nicknamed "Père Pinot". This variety now represents 70% of the Drappier and Aube vineyards. History has proven the scoffers wrong. After the historic frost of 1957 (95% of the harvest destroyed), André Drappier introduced Pinot Meunier, which is more resistant to the cold of spring. In 1968, Micheline had the idea of a Rosé Champagne. It would be 100% Pinot Noir. Fifty years later, the Drappier Rosé de Saignée is a real success and has led to the Elysée Palace.
Since 1979, Michel Drappier has been in charge of the vinifications while André, with his 74 harvests, keeps a watchful eye on the vineyard, which today covers more than a thousand "hommées" (62 ha) on the property and 50 ha under associated contracts. Since 2016, Michel and his wife Sylvie have been joined by the eighth generation of the Drappier family: Charline (marketing), Hugo (viticulture and oenology) and Antoine, who with his draught horse cultivates part of the vineyard organically. Vegetable garden, orchards and farmyard are now part of the complementary activities of the Drappier house, which is now "Carbon Neutral" accredited.
In 1988, deep cellars dug into the Reims chalk under Napoleon III joined the family estate. In these cool galleries, the most precious bottles sleep, in particular those of the Grande Sendrée.
- Champagne Brut Nature
- Pinot Noir