Drappier Charles de Gaulle

Cuvee: Prestige Cuvée
Vintage: 2006
During the 1960’s, when he was not at the Elysée Palace or on an official journey, General de Gaulle resided at his property, la Boisserie in Colombey-Les-Deux-Eglises. Through his affection for the Champagne hills which surround la Boisserie and of which he talks in his memoirs, he delighted in savouring the produce of this part of France which he so loved.

He discovered Drappier Champagne thanks to his faithful aide de camp, Colonel de Bonneval, a customer of the house, and it was the Extra Dry Cuvée, rich in Pinot Noir, which was adopted.

On 18th June 1990, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the call to arms, the Collection Charles de Gaulle Cuvée was launched as homage to a historic person who marked Champagne with his presence.

Blend
80% of Pinot Noir, 20% of Chardonnay. Dosage: 7.5 g/l.

Tasting Notes
Eye
Yellow gold.

Nose
Very fine nose of citrus fruits, apple, almond or perhaps nutmeg.

Palate
A remarkable complexity, with an airy mousse and lightly candied notes.

Food Pairing
Ideal as an aperitif. Pheasant stuffed with foie gras, mixed green salad with strips of guinea fowl, Brie de Meaux. Serve at 7°C.
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