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Drappier Grande Sendree Champagne Brut

2008

In a Nutshell

The Grande Sendrée takes its name from a parcel of land covered in cinders (cendrée) after the fire which ravaged Urville in 1838

Tasting Notes

This champagne presents itself in a ravishing pale yellow robe with topaz nuances. Time has used its patina to reveal the wine’s complexity. Hawthorn blends with acacia honey, beeswax and marzipan. When it is aerated, the wine resumes its mur- murings, quince jelly meets raspberry jam and alternates with bergamot and warm
brioche. On the palate it is invigorating, imposing and it teases the taste buds. The bead caresses and balances wild strawberry jam with ripe blood orange. This har- mony is extended in a delicate minerality and a lovely bitterness in which hints of mandarin orange come through.

Production Notes

Only the juices from first pressing – the cuvées - are used. Mechanical low-pressure presses. Use of gravity to avoid pumping, thus avoiding oxidisation, minimal use of sulphur, less than 30 mg/l then natural settling. Alcoholic fermentation takes place for roughly 2 weeks at low temperature Then total and natural malolactic fermentation. No filtering. Assemblage – 35% of the wines are matured in oak barrels for 9 months. The cuvée is aged for 7 years sur lattes (on laths). Dosage: 5 g/l

Grape Blend

55%

Pinot Noir

45%

Chardonnay

Drappier Grande Sendree Champagne Brut

Detailed Information

Type

Sparkling Wine

Country

France

Region

Champagne

Vintage

2008

Size

0.75L

ABV

12%

Grape

Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

Vinification

Vegan, Vegetarian

Closure

Champagne Cork

£84.00

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