Winery Tasting Notes: Opens with aromas of stone fruits such as white vineyard peach. A spicy hint announces a powerful and complex palate. A vinous Champagne of lovely complexity with a characteristic note of quince jelly.
Blend: 75% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Meunier
Alcohol Level: 12%
Maturity: Drink now – 2027
Winemaker: Michel Drappier
Pairings: Ideal as an aperitif. At the table it goes with white meats, rolled fish fillets, Chaource cheese
Fun Facts: Michel Drappier is the seventh generation of the Drappier family. The family stretches back to the draper Rémy Drappier, who was born in 1604, but it was not until 1808 that François settled in Urville, in the south of Champagne, where Cistercian monks had settled in the 12th century. When Georges Collot, the maternal grandfather of Michel Drappier, planted his first Pinot vines in the 1930s, the neighboring winegrowers laughed at him, calling him “Father Pinot”. André and Micheline carried forward the style established by “Father Pinot” and created the prestige cuvée Carte d’Or in 1952.
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