Blanc de Blancs Brut, Drappier, Champagne, France NV
Regular price £57.35
A classic Blanc de Blancs, all about delicacy and finesse, with the typical white peach and apple aromas of Chardonnay lifted by a touch of floral Pinot Blanc. Lightly biscuity on the palate, with great freshness and purity.Sparkling 12%
Drappier, a family-run, Aube-based grower and négociant Champagne producer, has a very particular character that makes it something of an outlier among its rivals.
Neither a grande marque nor strictly a grower, Drappier has 60 hectares of vineyards in southern area of Champagne around its winery in the village of Urville, but also buys in two thirds of its supply from vineyard owners in the appellation. The estate is now controlled by Michel Drappier who, in recent years, has spearheaded a move towards increased sustainability. As a result, they were the first producer in Champagne to be certified carbon-neutral. They are also gradually increasing the amount of vines which are certified organic, with 15 hectares of their land now recognised as such, with other areas under conversion. The sustainability model stretches to all areas of the winemaking process, with all ploughing carried out by horses or electric tractors, while the winery runs on 100% renewable solar energy.