Wine Region: Champagne - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: A 100% Pinot Noir Cuvee with no dosage. It contains only the wine's natural residual sugar at less than 2g per bottle. Moreover, the use of an absolute minimum of sulfur gives the wine the freedom to express itself totally. On the nose there is crisp and at the same time ripe fruit. On the palate, it is upright and pure, with abundant finesse and freshness.
About the winery:
Although the vines in Urville were originally planted by the Romans 2000 years ago, it was Saint Bernard, founder of Clairvaux Abbey, who had the cellars of Drappier built-in 1152.
Seven centuries later, in 1808, around this magnificently preserved testimony to medieval times, where the exceptional Cuvees slumber, the family Domaine was created which today is headed by Michel Drappier. An area in which Pinot Noir thrives, a grape variety which "runs through our veins", Urville lies where the vineyard was first planted and is now cultivated according to organic and natural principles.
Today, rather than sophisticated, sometimes overdone excellence, they prefer authenticity and a natural approach. Thanks mainly to very low quantities of dosage and extremely limited use of sulfites, of which Brut Nature Without Sulphur Cuvee is the culmination, they are able to highlight the multifaceted aspects of our terroirs and our wine-making.
Wine Advocate: 90/100