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  • Smooth and complex flavour
  • Great value champagne
  • Fruit from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards
 

Tasting Notes
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Colour Pale-Straw
Nose Offering notes of pear, hazelnut and subtle toasty spice
Palate Firm and intense.
Food Pairing Aperitif
Cellaring 1-3 Years
Notes A blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier, only from Grand Cru and Premier Cru vineyards.
Variety Champagne
Body Light - Medium Bodied
Oak Type French Oak
Vintage NV
Region Champagne
Country France
Sustainability None
Alcohol 12.0%
Bottle Size 750ml (Bottle)
Closure Cork
Champagne Drappier
Based in the Urville region of Champagne, Drappier is something of a cult classic producer. Although you may not have never heard of the tightknit family winery, they're favourites to many - including, famously, the late, great Charles de Gaulle, who moved as close as he could to the winery in his retirement.



Though Drappier was founded in 1808, the vines were planted and the cellars were built around Clairvaux Abbey by Saint Bernard and the Cistercian monks during the 12th Century. These cellars, some of the few that survived two World Wars, are among the oldest and most extensive in Europe today.



Today, Drappier is one of the finest boutique producers in the world. Famous for making high quality wines with limited intervention and minimal sulphur, their small yields of fruit promise a premium expression of some prime Champagne real estate.
Champagne
Champagne is a wine region to the north-east of Paris where wine has been grown since the Romans first planted in the 5th century and the region is most well known for the sparkling wine that goes by the regions name.



Champagne is made from 3 grapes. The two red grapes Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier and the white grape Chardonnay. All three are commonly blended though a ‘blanc de blanc’ meaning ‘white from white’ indicates that only Chardonnay was used. Conversely a ‘blanc de noir’ or ‘white from black’ indicates that the two red grapes were used.

A common misconception is that Champagne was invented by Dom Pérignon. Although this is not the case, he made considerable contributions to the quality and production methods used in the region. The very first bottles of Champagne were created by accident, and coined ‘the devil’s wine’ for all the popping corks. Sparkling wine in Australia was referred to as Champagne but this practise has long been disallowed.



Methode Champenoise is the traditional method by which Champagne is produced and if you see Millisime on a bottle, it represents the fact that the wine comes from a particular vintage rather than being blended, which is the more common practice.



Icons such as Dom Pérignon and Kristal are world reknowned, but we find as much pleasure in the smaller Champagne houses such as Gosset and Jacquinot. Magnums are perfect for the festive occasions and half bottles are also available.

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