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Champagne Drappier Carte d'Or Brut
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Champagne Drappier Carte d'Or Brut NV

Champagne, FranceThe Drappier family vineyard holdings are remarkably large, covering 100 hectares. It's taken the negoc family a long time to amass such an impressive holding in Champagne, where they're been actively buying vineyards since 1808. Drappier brought pinot noir to the Aube in 1930s. Vineyards are primarily located around Urville, in the heart of the Côte des Bar, where pinot noir is king and soils are limestone-centric. The Carte d'Or is their trademark wine, a cool-fermented blend of 75 pinot noir, 15 chardonnay and 10 pinot meunier, with 40 percent reserve wines, and 5 percent of the blend matured in oak for one year. Wines go through full MLF, and have very little sulphur added. The disgorgement date is etched on the back of each bottle; mine was disgorged in May 2018. You can feel the nimble vibrancy of the soils here, basing the light cherry, wild raspberry, plum, apple that fills the shouldered, medium body, all imbued with lovely perfumed florals and light toast. Highly suited to pairing with roast squash / partridge / salmon.Tasted: 19 September 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 59.99 private wine stores ON 55.00 LCBO QC 50.50 SAQ Producer: Champagne DrappierDistributors: Dream Wines
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 726281UPC: 3469380630219