15 Oct Champagne Drappier
For the past 25 years, Jean-Hervé and Laurent Chiquet have been scrupulously practicing traditional methods: respect of the soil; control of yields, optimum grape ripeness, vinifying each separate parcel, under wood and on its lees. These demanding methods have but one purpose: to allow the great terroirs of Champagne to express their full character in their wines. The 700 Cuvées exemplify perfectly that philosophy: the wines from dozens of parcels from the same vintage are rounded by the addition of several wines from preceding years, the vins de reserve, which have been kept in tanks for this purpose. Our intention is to retain the best characteristics of each harvest and not to disguise the variations that each year brings. We number our Cuvées in order to identify them and to emphasise and acknowledge that each has its own personality.