Exceptional Vintage 2006 Jeroboam (3L) | Naked Bottle
Drappier’s Exceptional Vintage Champagne is a powerful, rich and complex wine, the expression of a great year.
The Drappier vineyard covers 100 hectares and represents the essential asset of the Champagne House’s vintages. Since 1808, the family has been able to select particularly well exposed and extremely chalky parcels, mostly located around Urville, where the Pinot Noir, which is in the majority, finds its most beautiful expression and allows the production of very elegant aromatic wines.
65 % Pinot Noir, 35 % Chardonnay.
Blend : 65 % Pinot Noir, 35 % 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.
Ageing: 50% of the wines are aged in tuns for 1 year. After the bottling, the wine is matured for at least 5 years on laths. The date of disgorgement appears on each label.
Dosage: 5.6 g/l, liquors matured in Limousin oak vats.