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Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Drappier Carte d'Or Brut
Drappier Carte d'Or Brut
(search item no. 515)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $44.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The Carte d’Or cuvée is the very expression of the Drappier style. With its very high proportion of Pinot Noir, one is almost tasting a Blanc de Noirs. Champagne with a fine aromatic richness, it opens with aromas of stoned fruits such as white vineyard peach. A spicy hint announces a powerful complex palate. A vinous Champagne of lovely complexity with a characteristic note of quince jelly.

Ideal as an apertif. At the table, it goes with white meats, rolled fish fillets, Chaource cheese.

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About Drappier:

The Drappier vineyards are the basis on which the essence and consistency of our Cuvees are built. At Urville, the Pinot Noir is king (70%), whilst the Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier (15%) give balance to the blends. Cultivated with special care, the family vineyard has been fertilized with natural manures just as they were in the last century. The methods used are simple, not to say basic, in order that nature can express itself freely. The crop coming from these vineyards thus produces wines which faithfully reflect the "terroir."