Pinot Noir – no less than 100%! From the Val de Demoiselles, a small vineyard of the house of Drappier. The unique process of maceration lends this champagne its intense color. Only a handful of houses in the Champagne region prepare their rosé in this way. The juice is left to rest on the grape skins for several days after pressing. As with all Drappier champagnes, the rosé, too, is created exclusively from juice of the first pressing, which lends the champagne both an elegant lightness and good aging potential.
- In the glass: A warm golden yellow with copper tones.
- The nose, a bouquet of red fruits, violets and a dash of pepper.
- On the palate, this fine, expressive champagne reveals a fine freshness, with a slight liquorice note on the finish.
- The champagne is perfect as an aperitif.
- The champagne also goes well with antipasti.
- Equally delicious in combination with grilled lamb and strawberry salad.
The Drappier Champagne House
Simplicity and low dosage
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.