Drappier Brut Rosé Champagne
Lightly floral on the nose, with hints of lavender and verbena, and spicy on the palate, offering ground clove and anise accents to the flavors of pastry dough, wild cherry, golden raisin, grated coconut and fleur de sel. Harmonious and elegant throughout, presenting a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2021.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Brut Rose is very, very pretty. This is a fresh, energetic wine that impresses for its length and persistence. The wiry finish suggests the wine will drink well for a number of years, perhaps more if the fruit fleshes out. (AG)
Dark orange-pink. Exotically perfumed scents of raspberry, pungent herbs, candied rose and smoky minerals. Fleshy and supple in texture, showing a floral accent to its red berry compote and tangerine flavors. Lush and broad but lively too, finishing with a hint of spiciness and good floral persistence. (JR)
This is a soft, almost off-dry Champagne with bright raspberry flavor and a gentle structure. It is balanced with fruitiness laced with good levels of acidity. To be drunk now while it is still young and crisp.
Champagne Drappier is THE high quality negociant in the Aube, but has struggled to find good representation in the USA. Drappier was founded in 1808 in Urville, in the center of the Aube department. It was Drappier that brought Pinot Noir to the Aube in the 1930's, a move that was mocked at the time—now it is by far the most planted grape in the region. A little more than half of the production is comes from their over 130 acres of estate vineyard. The other part comes from long term contracts. The wines go through malolactic, with very little sulfur, they claim to have the lowest sulfur counts of any major negociant. Like Billecart-Salmon, they pride themselves on low temperature fermentation. (Gary Westby, K&L Champagne buyer) 100% Pinot Noir and 7.5 g/l dosage. Unfiltered. (Scott Beckerley-San Francisco).