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Drappier, Champagne Grande Sendree Brut, 2009


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Matured partially in old oak for nine months, followed by at least six years en tirage, this blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay from Kimmeridgian limestone balances lush texture and layers of fruit and minerality. 5 g/L dosage.


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The secret to the magic of Drappier -- the only famous House located in the Aube -- is they operate much more in the vein of a grower: they own most of their vines, farm organically and biodynamically (sometimes plowing with a horse), focus on terroir with a slew of single parcel bottlings and continue to push the quality forward with experimentation in every aspect, never settling for status quo. But being able to buy grapes also gives them the flexibility of a House, along with much greater stocks of reserve wine and a huge Cistercian cellar to store a LOT of library bottles.

Professional Reviews

Robert Parker

RP 94
"Disgorged in January 2019 with four grams per liter dosage, the 2009 Brut Grande Sendrée is still a little tightly wound after its recent disgorgement, but it already hints of the promise to come. Offering up an incipiently complex bouquet of crisp yellow orchard fruit, honeycomb, quinine, stone fruit pits and freshly baked bread, it's full-bodied, deep and layered, with racy acids, a crisp core of fruit and a penetrating and delicately chalky finish. This may not possess quite as much potential for the long haul as the 2008, but it will also hit its peak of expressiveness sooner. Every time I taste Grande Sendrée, I wonder if Drappier might be the most underrated house in Champagne?" -Robert Parker


D 90
"La Grande Sendrée 2009 is a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay and offers well-delineated floral, apple and pear aromas. It's somewhat massive and not especially refined, so it will be interesting to see what time will bring"

Wine Spectator

WS 93
"Aromatic pastry dough, crème de cassis, apple blossom and graphite notes are well-meshed in this elegant Champagne. The delicate mousse swathes the finely wrought acidic frame in a creamy texture, carrying accents of chalky mineral and lemon pith on the lingering finish. Disgorged April 2018."


  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay , Pinot Noir

  • Vintage


  • Size


  • Farming Practice


  • Style

    Aromatic , Elegant , Minerally

  • Sweetness


  • Body

    Medium Bodied


Champagne boasts some of the world’s greatest luxury brands with Krug, Cristal and, of course, Dom Perignon. But it’s also home to hundreds of small dynamic producers—farmers who grow their own grapes (often organically) and make (often with natural methods) tiny amounts of pure and absolutely delicious wine that reflect the individual personalities of their villages and terroirs. Toast with these wines, for sure. But also treat them like the great wines they are: taste, drink, explore!