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Drappier Millésime Exception Champagne

Champagne Drappier Millésime Exception

France
REGION
Champagne
SIZE
750ml
ABV
12%
VINTAGE
2012
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Appellation : Champagne Grape Variety : 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay
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TASTE
Both fresh and opulent, this vintage champagne shows classic aromas of brioche, hazelnut and citrus, with a great creamy texture on the palate, very fine bubbles, and a long, dry finish.

FOOD PAIRING 
Pork, Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc), Shellfish, Mild and soft cheese

PRODUCER
For one of Champagne’s most forward-thinking producers, Drappier has no shortage of historic roots. An eighth-generation family business, the house was founded in 1808, and occupies magnificent twelfth-century cellars built by Cistercian monks. Having spearheaded the revival of Pinot Noir in the region, in the 1930s, Drappier continued to innovate. Rosé in a clear bottle was introduced in 1968; extremely low levels of sulphur are used, and there is even a no-added-sulphur cuvée made; the liqueur d’expédition is matured for over fifteen years in oak and demi-johns; and Drappier is the only house to ferment every format, from half-bottles up to the gigantic 30-litre Melchisédech, in the bottle in which it is sold.

VINEYARD
Over half of Drappier’s production comes from the family’s own vineyards near their base in Urville. Viticulture is close to organic, with horse-drawn ploughing, cover crops and natural fertiliser used.

WINERY
Only the juice from the first pressing – the cuvée – was used, and was transferred to tank by gravity. After a natural settling, the alcoholic fermentation took place over two weeks at a low temperature, followed by complete, natural malolactic fermentation. Half the wine was matured in oak barrels for a year, and the blend then bottled without filtration, before spending at least three-and-a-half years on lees before disgorgement. Minimal sulphur was used during the production.

SPEC

Characteristics
ABV 12%
Awards NA
Closure Cork
Size 750ml
Grape Variety Pinot Noir Blend
Vintage 2012
Location
Country France
Region Champagne
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