The Friday Bubble – Review of Drappier Grand Sendree 2010 with Essi Avellan MW & Nick Baker

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This Week on The Friday Bubble, Essi Avellan Master of Wine and Nick Baker TFB Founder review Drappier Grand Sendree 2010.

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.

Urville lies where the vineyard was first planted and is now cultivated according to organic and sustainable farming principles.

93/100 Alison Napjus
“A quietly elegant Champagne, with a lovely soft, laciness to texture, and a minerally underpinning of smoke and saline accents. It displays a creamy mesh of crushed black cherry, grilled nut, kumquat and dried apricot and a refine, subtle finish”

Technical Information:
Vineyard: Single Vineyard in Urville, Côte des Bar
Grape Varieties: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Barrel Fermentation: 35% of wines aged in barrel
Disgorgement: July 2021
Dosage: 5.5 g/l
Malolactic: Completed Drink:
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