Drappier is a producer located in the town of Urville in the southernmost area of Champagne called Aube. Here the climate is warmer and the soils richer with a great deal of clay, which produces wines with more richness and heft than wines further north. The Drappier cellars were first built in 1152 by the Clairvaux Abbey. Today Michel Drappier crafts delicious, powerful Champagnes predominately from Pinot Noir grapes, and the philosophy of the estate is tending towards natural production, with very low levels of sulfur and sometimes no sulfur.
The Rosé de Saignée is exceptional, with an uncommon richness and structure that makes this wine quite capable of pairing with a delicious ribeye steak.