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Drappier Grande Sendree 2009

Mix 12
£94.00
Mix 6
£96.00
Per Bottle
£98.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Champagne Drappier is neither a Grande Marque nor strictly a grower, they have 60 hectares of vineyards in the Aube, the southern area of Champagne around its winery in the village of Urville. It also buys in two thirds of its supply from vineyard owners in the appellation to craft around 1.8 million bottles annually. Drappier's focus is on sustainability and is Champagne’s first carbon-neutral producer, with an increasing number of its vineyards certified organic, currently 15 ha are certified organic. They are also well known for lower sulphur dioxide additions and low dosage and because of this my suggestion is to enjoy the champagnes at their freshest consume them in the first few years after release.

The Grande Sendrée Cuvée takes its name from a parcel of land covered by cinders after the fire which ravaged Urville in 1838. A spelling error having slipped through in a new version of the land register, it is with an “s” that this cuvée is designated today. A reproduction of an 18th century bottle found in the Urville cellars is used and the Grande Sendrée undergoes remuage entirely by hand.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Aube
Grape Varieties: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Dosage: 5.5 g/l
Malolactic: completed
Barrel Maturation: 35% of wines aged in barrel
Drink: Now to 2025

Tasting Note: A yellow hue with hints of acacia honey, beeswax and marizpan, given time in the glass quince jelly combines with raspberry jam and warm brioche. The strawberry notes on the finish subtlely combine with ripe blood orange.
Champagne Drappier Overview
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Expert Reviews
92 → 93/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Bright lemon colour. Appealing fruit-forward nose with nicely integrated toasty layers. Lemon, peardrop, baked apple and apricot. Generous, softly bubbling palate with enough freshness. Round and cushiony and ready to be enjoyed. ”
94/100
William Kelley
“Disgorged in January 2019 with four grams per liter dosage, the 2009 Brut Grande Sendrée is still a little tightly wound after its recent disgorgement, but it already hints of the promise to come. Offering up an incipiently complex bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, honeycomb, quinine, stone fruit pits and freshly baked bread, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with racy acids, a crisp core of fruit and a penetrating and delicately chalky finish. This may not possess quite as much potential for the long haul as the 2008, but it will also hit its peak of expressiveness sooner. Every time I taste Grande Sendrée, I wonder if Drappier might be the most underrated house in Champagne?”
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