Drappier Brut Rose
The history of Drappier Champagne dates back to 1808. But the history of the cellars and vineyards goes back to the 12th century when Saint Bernard had an annex built to Clairvaux Abbey in Urville. These cellars where the wine is stored are among the oldest and most extensive in Europe. The cellars are also among the few that were not damaged during the two world wars.
It was Drappier that brought Pinot Noir to the Aube in the 1930's, a move that was mocked at the time, now it is by far the most planted grape in the region. A little more than half of the production comes from their over 130 acres of estate vineyard. The other part comes from long term contracts. The wines go through malolactic, with very little sulphur. And use organic fertilizers.
Drappier also has the distinction of inventing the largest sized Champagne bottle, The Melchisedech, which holds the equivalent of 40 regular size bottles. They also bottle in 11 different sizes from quarter bottle to the Melchisedech. And fermentation's are done in all of the bottle sizes.
This rose is produced by leaving the juice with the skins for 3 days. After bottling, it is aged for 2-3 years in bottle.
92 points Wine Spectator
Lightly floral on the nose, with hints of lavender and verbena, and spicy on the palate, offering ground clove and anise accents to the flavors of pastry dough, wild cherry, golden raisin, grated coconut and fleur de sel. Harmonious and elegant throughout, presenting a long, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2021. (11/2014)
91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The NV Brut Rose is very, very pretty. This is a fresh, energetic wine that impresses for its length and persistence. The wiry finish suggests the wine will drink well for a number of years, perhaps more if the fruit fleshes out. (AG) (11/2011)
Dark orange-pink. Exotically perfumed scents of raspberry, pungent herbs, candied rose and smoky minerals. Fleshy and supple in texture, showing a floral accent to its red berry compote and tangerine flavors. Lush and broad but lively too, finishing with a hint of spiciness and good floral persistence. (JR) (1/2015)
This is a soft, almost off-dry Champagne with bright raspberry flavor and a gentle structure. It is balanced with fruitiness laced with good levels of acidity. To be drunk now while it is still young and crisp. (12/2013)
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