Champagne Drappier Quattuor IV 75cl
Grapes: 25% Arbanne, 25% Petit Meslier, 25% Pinot Blanc, 25% Chardonnay
Quattuor in a nutshell White wines from 4 white grape varieties Very low sulphur content Very rare Arbanne Non-filtered
The Drappier vineyard covers 100 hectares and constitutes the Houses essential trump card. Since 1808 our family has used its skill to select parcels of land which are particularly well exposed and extremely rich in limestone. For the most part they are located around Urville, where Pinot Noir, the predominant grape variety, finds its loveliest expression and allows the production of very elegant, aromatic wines.
Vinification of the Quattuor cuvée Only the juices from first pressing the cuvées – are used Mechanical low-pressure presses Use of gravity to avoid pumping when transferring wines from vats, thus avoiding oxidisation Minimal use of sulphur Natural settling Alcoholic fermentation for roughly 2 weeks at low temperature Then total and natural malolactic fermentation No filtering Assemblage – 100% of the wines are made in vats in order to preserve as much freshness as possible After bottling, the cuvée is aged for at least 3 years sur lattes (on laths). Dosage: 4.2 g/l
Tasting notes: Aromas of very fresh grapes and citrus fruits evolving towards notes of honeyed apples and fig jam, borne by a bouquet of white flowers. On the palate, a Champagne with great freshness, mineral and chiselled, and a very persistent finish.
Serving suggestions: Ideal as an aperitif. Perfect with tartelette printanier (tartlet with young spring vergetables), seafood blanquette, veal carpaccio with white truffles. Serve at 7°C.