Drappier has created a blend that recognizes that there are more than three grapes in Champagne. Here the rare Arbanne, Petit Meslier and Blanc Vrai are blended with the more usual Chardonnay to give a wine that is rich, full of yellow fruits, along with mineral acidity and a ripe aromatic character. The wine is ready to drink.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.