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
FOOD PAIRINGS: Ideal as an aperitif. At the table it goes with white meats, rolled fish fillets, Chaource cheese. Serve at: 45°F.
TASTING NOTES: The Carte d’Or cuvée is the very expression of the Drappier style. With its very high proportion of Pinot Noir, one is almost tasting a Blanc de Noirs. Champagne with a fine aromatic richness, it opens with aromas of stone fruits such as white vineyard peach. A spicy hint announces a powerful and complex palate. A vinous Champagne of lovely complexity with a characteristic note of quince jelly.