Wine Region: Champagne - France
Grape: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Tasting notes: The Champagne Millesime d'Exception is the emotion of a vintage in a bottle moulded in memory of a year. Very complex nose showing notes of white fruits, almonds and fresh ginger. The palate is slightly creamy, with nice tension and a hint of brioche. A floral touch attests to the high proportion of Chardonnay, while the depth of Pinot Noir is expressed in the form of red fruits and pretty bitters.
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 Michel Drappier heads today. An area where Pinot Noir thrives, a grape variety that "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 sulphites, 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.