Drappier Grande Sendrée Rosé Brut 2002
Winery: Drappier - Origin: Reims (France) - Sweetness: Rosé Brut - D.O.: Champagne
The Grande Sendrée cuvée takes its name from a parcel of land covered in cinders (cendrée) after the fire which ravaged Urville in 1838. A spelling error having slipped into the land register records, it is an "s" which distinguishes this cuvée today. A reproduction of a 13th century bottle discovered in the Urville cellars, the Grande Sendrée is remuée (agitated) entirely by hand. Vinified exclusively in great years, through the raw material, the techniques used, and all our savoir faire employed in its production, the Grande Sendrée epitomises a great Champagne wine. The oldest vines from the best parcels are harvested with particular care. After gentle pressing which extracts only the heart of the cuvée, vinification by gravity with very little pump pressure and minimal sulphur produces wines of remarkable finesse.