Producer: Champagne Drappier
Although the vines in Urville were originally planted by the Romans 2000 years ago, it was Saint Bernard, founder of Clairvaux Abbey, who had our cellars built-in 1152.
Seven centuries later, in 1808, around this magnificently preserved testimony to medieval times, where the exceptional cuvées 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 our vineyard was first planted and is now cultivated according to organic and natural principles.
Just like the “archives” plotting the long history of our house, we also continue to cultivate forgotten and nevertheless unforgettable grape varieties: Arbane, Petit Meslier, and Blanc Vrai.
Today, rather than sophisticated, sometimes overdone excellence, we prefer authenticity and a natural approach.
Thanks mainly to very low quantities of dosage and extremely limited use of sulfites, of which the Brut Nature Without Sulphur cuvée is the culmination, we are able to highlight the multifaceted aspects of our terroirs and our wine-making.
Tasting Notes: Drappier has created a blend that recognizes that there are more than three grapes in Champagne. Here the rare Arbanne, Petit Meslier, and Blanc Vrai are blended with the more usual Chardonnay to give a wine that is rich, full of yellow fruits, along with mineral acidity and a ripe aromatic character. The wine is ready to drink.
Grape Variety: 25% Arbanne, 25% Petit Meslier, 25% Blanc Vrai, 25% Chardonnay
Alcohol percentage: 12.0%