With origins dating back to the 17th century, the Drappier family is one of the great names in Champagne. It was Saint-Bernard, founder of the Abbey of Clairvaux, who first commissioned the construction of the cellars in 1152. Still the pride of the estate, these vaulted Cistercian cellars now house the greatest vintages and bottles of Champagne Drappier.
But the story of Drappier Champagne really begins in 1808, when the family estate was created. It is now run by Michel Drappier. The family manages a vast vineyard in Urville, a third of which is cultivated by organic farming.
The DNA of Drappier Champagne is defined by Pinot noir, a noble variety cultivated by the family alongside other forgotten grape varieties: Arbane, Petit Meslier and Blanc Vrai.
The family aims, year after year, to produce a wine that authentically expresses the many facets of the terroir. The signature Champagne Drappier is characterised by a very low dosage and minimal use of sulfur.
In addition to a unique style, the Champagne House Drappier is the only one to do a “prise de mousse” or secondary fermentation in all of its bottle formats, from the half-bottles to the rare primats (27 liters) and melchisedech bottles (30 liters), riddling and disgorging individually in the original bottles. This respect for tradition serves as a guarantee of exceptional wine, with outstanding freshness and finesse.