Drappier Grande Sendrée – Magical 2012 release

Drappier Grande Sendrée

Magical 2012 release

‘Every time I taste Grande Sendrée, I wonder if Drappier might be the most underrated house in Champagne?’ – William Kelley, Wine Advocate

Drappier’s 2012 Grande Sendrée has arrived! Wine Cellar has been excited about this release for years. Vintage Champagne is a rarity, making up only 10% of the region’s total production, and 2012 was deemed one of the greatest vintages in Champagne alongside the likes of 2008, 2002, 1996, 1990 and 1988.

Founded in 1808, Drappier is among the finest and most innovative family-owned boutique houses. Grande Sendrée is their prestige cuvée – ‘a legendary wine and one of the first single vineyard champagnes’, enthuses Champagne specialist Richard Juhlin. This sought-after cuvée is only bottled in spectacular vintages.

Grande Sendrée 2012 release

‘Constantly their most exciting wine’ – Richard Juhlin

The 2012 Grand Sendrée is a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. It showcases persistence and complexity from start to finish and captures the concentration, chalky minerality, poise and elegance of the magical 2012 vintage.

Situated in the south of Champagne in the (now) rockstar region known as the Côte des Bar, Pinot Noir is Drappier’s calling card. Grande Sendrée, meaning 'big cinder', is a single vineyard on classic Kimmeridgian clay that grew from the ashes of a fire that ravaged Urville in 1836. The beautiful bottle is a reproduction of an 18th century Louis XV style flagon found in their Urville cellars, and all bottles are hand riddled.

Tasting with seventh-generation Michel Drappier was a highlight of our recent trip to Champagne, as was meeting sixth-generation André Drappier (now 97 years old) and ninth-generation André (now 3 years old). For an introduction to this amazing house, look no further than the Carte d’Or – one of our best-selling Champagnes – or view all their wines here.

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