Tuesday, March 1, 2011

2000 Drappier Millesime Exception Brut Champagne

     Three generations of the Drappier family work on the Champagne blends every year. The Millesime is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. It is fermented in cellars which were built by the Cistercian monks in 1152. The family prides themselves on their low sulphur usage which not only allows more natural colors of gold and copper to show but also positively affects the aromas and mousse, creating Champagnes that are not only more pure but also have a rich complexity.
     The 2000 Drappier Millesime Exception Brut Champagne was a clear, medium gold in the glass with medium intense aromas of green apple, honey and yeasty bread. It was a dry, medium body wine with high acidity, long lasting bubbles and flavors of honey, brioche and caramel apple with a long finish.
       A very good wine priced at $65.