The very expression of the Drappier style
The Drappier Carte d’Or expresses all the aromas of the noble grape variety Pinot Noir. This in fact constitutes at least 80% of the blend. A red grape producing white juice, it is sought after not only for its structure but also for its very characteristic fine notes of red fruits.
Vinification of the Carte d’Or cuvée
Only the juices from first pressing – the cuvées - are used
Mechanical low-pressure presses
Use of gravity to avoid pumping, thus avoiding oxidisation
Alcoholic fermentation for roughly 2 weeks at low temperature
Then total and natural malolactic fermentation
Minimal use of sulphur
5% of the wines are matured in barrels for 1 year to enrich the cuvée.
Dosage: 7 g/l
The Carte d’Or cuvée is the very expression of the Drappier style. With its very high proportion of Pinot Noir, one is almost tasting a Blanc de Noirs. Champagne with a fine aromatic richness, it opens with aromas of stoned fruits such as white vine yard peach. A spicy hint announces a powerful and complex palate. A vinous Champagne of lovely complexity with a characteristic note of quince jelly.
Ideal as an aperitif. At the table it goes with white meats, rolled fish fillets, Chaource cheese.
Serve at 7°C.