Champagne Drappier Brut Rosé, Urville, France

In the 12th century, this satellite of the abbey Clairvaux was founded by Saint Bernhard in Urville (Actually closer to Burgundy than Reims). The Drappier family tree reaches back to the 17th century. The vineyard which surrounds these Cistercian monk cellars today is the pride of the family. The idea of Rosé Champagne was developed by Micheline Drappier in 1968. 100% Pinot Noir. Rosé made using the saignée method with maceration in vats lasting 3 days. Use of gravity to avoid oxidation. 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 2 to 3 years sur lattes (on laths). “Very well structured, with exemplary purity of red fruits. A striking Champagne on the nose offering similar sensations on the palate. Warm and satiny, lightly spiced with balanced hints of stoned fruits thanks to a lovely freshness in the finish.” – From the Winery