Spanning 53 hectares in Urville on the Cote des Bar, the family-owned Drappier champagne house has been creating vivaciously fruity champagnes since 1808. Sites in Cramant and Chouillyn provide an additional 40 hectares. Michael Drappier allows his vines grow with minimal intervention, making him the seventh generation of his family to successfully run the winery. Fermentation is carried out in oak barrels, which is where the liqueurs d’expédition age for over a decade! Low-dose, expressive cuvées are Drappier’s flagship. The modest use of sulfur makes for particularly expressive aromas and a color spectrum ranging from warm gold to copper tones. The very slow bottle fermentation at low temperatures forms the particularly fine bubbles this champagne is known for.