A blend of 75% Pinot Noir, 15% Chardonnay, and 15% Pinot Meunier, this wine is the quintessential expression of the Drappier style. Only the juices from the first pressing are used and are pressed gently with mechanical low-pressure presses. Drappier uses gravity to avoid pumping, successfully avoiding oxidation. Fermentation takes place for two weeks at low temperature, followed by natural malolactic fermentation. No filtering and minimal use of sulfur. 5% of the wines are matured in barrels for 1 year to enrich the cuvee. 7g/l dosage.
With its high proportion of Pinot Noir typical of the Aube and Drappier’s style, this wine has a high aromatic richness, opening to aromas of stone fruits such as white peach. The Carte d’Or has a spicy hint on the mid-palate, adding to its complexity. Round and creamy on the finish.