As of January 2016, Champagne Drappier is the first Champagne House in the World to have reduced their carbon emissions to a net zero carbon footprint.
Is Champagne Drappier organic? Yes, part of it!
- 15 hectares are accredited organic since the harvest 2014. Michel Drappier and his team have been cultivating the estate sustainably for years, and worked on the accreditation for 7 years.
- It is one of the largest accredited organic estates in Champagne. Starting from the end of 2006, it will show the “AB logo” (Agriculture biologique) on Brut Nature, Brut Nature Sans Soufre, Brut Nature Rose, Quattuor and Grande Sendree.
What about the rest?
- It is farmed with sustainable methods
- The rest of the estate, composed of 42 hectares, is cultivated with sustainable methods: no preventive treatments, soil management (grass, compost), use of horses for plowing.
- In winemaking, our philosophy translates into the lowest intervention possible (low temperature fermentation, indigenous yeast…)
Carte d’Or in a nutshell:
- All the Drappier know-how
- Almost a Blanc de Noirs
- Notes of quince
Vinification of the Carte d’Or cuvée
- Only the juices from first pressing are used
- Use of gravity to avoid oxidation
- No filtering
- Minimal use of Sulphur
- 5% of the wines are matured in barrels for 1 year to enrich the cuvée.
- Dosage: 7 g/l
GRAPE VARIETY: 80% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, 5% Meunier