Since its creation in 1808, the Drappier Champagne House, whose vaulted cellars date back to the 12th century, enjoys a history that is closely linked to Pinot Noir, its favourite grape variety. Indeed, in the the 1930s and against the general opinion of the village, this grape variety was replanted on the estate. History proved the House right, and the 100% Pinot Noir Drappier cuvée was General de Gaulle’s favourite champagne to relish during family get-togethers.
Today, the children of André and Micheline Drappier represent the eighth generation to care for this exceptional organic and biodynamic vineyard who honour long-forgotten grape varieties such as Arbane, Petit Meslier and Blanc Vrai.
The vineyard of the Drappier Champagne House spreads across 100 hectares of vines. Located to the south of Reims, the vineyard of the Drappier House is divided between its old vines in the Côte des Bar, its intense Pinot Noir grapes in the Montagne de Reims along with the very fine Chardonnay grapes in the Côte des Blancs. This vineyard is distinctive due to limestone-rich terroir combined with maximum sunshine. Some of the Drappier House’s plots are also worked with draught horses.
Through the blending of the Champagne region’s four white grape varieties, Drappier's Quattuor Blanc de Blancs offers a beautiful expression of this mosaic of perfectly exposed and extremely chalky terroirs.
Vinification and ageing
The champagne Quattuor Blanc de Blancs by Drappier is made from the first press. Vinification by gravity. Natural settling. Malolactic fermentation. Aged in bottles for 36 months. Its dosage is 4.2 gr/litre.
The Quattuor Blanc de Blancs by Drappier comprises a blend of 25% Arbanne, 25% Petit Meslier, 25% True White and 25% Chardonnay.
The nose exudes a beautiful aromatic finesse with hints of grapes, citrus fruit, honeyed apples, fig jam and white flowers.
The palate is fresh and mineral. It also possesses a fine, chiselled finish with a pleasant persistence.
Food and wine pairing
Ideal as an aperitif, Quattuor Blanc de Blancs by Drappier will complement a spring tartelette, a blanquette de la mer, a veal carpaccio with white truffles.
For an optimal tasting, serve at 7°C.