Drappier is considered one of the finest boutique champagne producers in the world and their cellars where they store the wine are among the oldest and most extensive in Europe, and also the only cellars that weren't damaged during the two world wars or the fires that raced through the area in the 1950s. 70% of the estate’s vineyard is made up by Pinot noir, the dominant and signature grape variety of Drappier Champagnes, although the house also sources grapes of classic Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, as well as ancient grapes of Petit meslier, Blanc vrai, and Arbane. Since 1979, Michel Drappier has been the winemaker, helped by his father André who counts with 65+ harvest seasons under his belt!
by Michel Drappier
Drappier Champagnes are renown for their precision, as well as for the following characteristics that are the signature of the house: most of Drappier’s production are Pinot noir-dominant Champagnes, minimal dosage (added sugar at bottling) to respect the crispness and the natural flavor expression of the fruit (Drappier is a specialist of Brut Nature Champagnes), and using as little sulfites (SO2) as possible