Cuvée Charles de Gaulle Bottle (0.75L) | Naked Bottle
The Cuvée Collection Charles de Gaulle was launched on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the appeal of June 18th, in 1990, in homage to the historical character who marked Champagne with his presence.
In the 1960’s, when he was not at the Elysée Palace or on an official trip, General de Gaulle stayed at his property at La Boisserie in Colombey-Les-Deux-Eglises. As a lover of the hills of Champagne which surround La Boisserie and of which he speaks in his memoirs, he liked to savor the products of this land that he loved so much. He discovered Drappier Champagne thanks to his aide-de-camp, Colonel de Bonneval, a loyal customer of the Champagne House. He chose a cuvée rich in Pinot Noir which was reissued in his honor.
100% of the wines are aged in vats in order to keep the greatest freshness. The Cuvée Charles de Gaulle is composed of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay.
Only the juices from the first press – the cuvées – are used.
Mechanical presses with low pressure. Use of gravity to avoid pumping, which avoids oxidation.
Minimal use of sulfur.
Alcoholic fermentation during approximately 2 weeks at low temperature. Then natural and complete malolactic fermentation. No filtration.
After bottling, the wine is matured for at least 3 years on laths.