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Drappier : Brut Nature Sans Soufre
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Drappier : Brut Nature Sans Soufre

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Drappier : Brut Nature Sans Soufre

The pure expression of a Brut champagne without any sulphur added

The producer

Since its creation in 1808, the Drappier Champagne House has a history closely linked to Pinot Noir, its favourite grape variety. It was in the 1930s that, against the town’s general opinion, this grape variety was replanted on the estate. History proved the House right, whose 100% Pinot Noir cuvée Drappier, for the record, was General de Gaulle’s preferred beverage during his family meals.

Today, André and Micheline Drappier’s children represent the eighth generation to cultivate this exceptional organic and biodynamic vineyard, highlighting forgotten grape varieties such as Arbane, Petit Meslier and Blanc Vrai.

The vineyard

The Drappier Champagne House vineyard, at the south of Reims, expands over 100 hectares between the Côte des Bar and its old vines, the Montagne de Reims and its intense Pinot Noir and the Côte des Blancs and its fine Chardonnay. This vineyard derives its particularity from its terroir rich in limestone combined with maximum sunshine. Some of Maison Drappier's plots are also worked with a draft horse.

The wine

Following the wishes of the house, Brut Nature Sans Soufre offers the experience of a great champagne with zero dosage, unfiltered and without the addition of sulphur. This cuvée pays tribute to Pinot Noir from the superb Urville terroirs. These plots enjoy excellent exposure and are based on limestone soils conferring superb elegance and very good minerality.

The vinification and ageing

The Brut Nature Sans Soufre cuvée from the Drappier Champagne House is made only from the juices of the first presses, with mechanical presses at low pressure. In order to preserve the quality of the fruit and limit pumping, the grapes and juices are handled by gravity. Once the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, a complete malolactic fermentation takes place without adding any sulphur or subsequent filtration. In order to preserve the freshness of the fruit, the wines are only aged in vats before proceeding to bottling once the blends have been completed. This champagne is then aged for 2 to 3 years on laths without adding any dosage liqueur.

The blend

Brut Nature Sans Soufre from the Drappier Champagne House is a 100% Pinot Noir.

The tasting


Seducing with its great aromatic freshness, exuding fragrances of citrus and pear with notes of toasted hazelnut.


The palate is enchanting with its tonicity and frankness. The minerality of the cru is fully expressed.

Food and wine pairing

The Brut Nature Sans Soufre from the Drappier Champagne House goes perfectly with seafood, Japanese cuisine or even fresh goat cheese.

Wine critic
Drappier : Brut Nature Sans Soufre
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J. Robinson
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The NV Brut Nature Pinot Noir Zero Dosage Andre et Michel Sans Ajout de Souffre is the same wine as the Brut Nature Pinot Noir Zero Dosage (although from different base vintages) vinified and aged with no sulfur. This is a relatively soft, caressing zero dosage Champagne with a relatively round, open core of candied, perfumed fruit. Tasting the two NV Brut Natures together it is hard to say with precision how much of the wines' characters are due to the sulfur treatments versus the underlying vintages themselves. Sweet, earthy tones add a touch of complexity to a very Aube-like expression of Pinot. Disgorged: December 2008.