Drappier vineyard represents 100 hectares of exceptional terroir that combines the limestone richness of the soil and optimum amount of sunshine. Carte d'Or cuvée is a blend of 75% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, and 10% Pinot Meunier. 5% was aged in wooden tun for a year. Carte d'or of Champagne House Drappier is almost a Blanc de Noirs. One can detect a good aromatic richness dominated by notes of stone fruit, such as white peach, enhanced by a spicy hint. The taste is powerful and complex for a vinous Champagne characterized by its quince jelly accent. It is the perfect expression of Drappier identity.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The NV Brut Carte dOr, 80% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay and 5% Meunier, is a delicious entry-level wine with excellent depth and definition. The broad shoulders of the Pinot come through in the wines rich, expansive core of red fruits and long, creamy finish. Disgorged: October, 2009 Anticipated maturity: 2012-2014.
|Grape varieties||Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHAMPAGNE DRAPPIER 10200 URVILLE FRANCE|