The Drappier family tree takes its roots as early as 1604 at the birth of Rémy Drappier, draper merchant in Reims with Nicolas Ruinart. It is only in 1808 that their ancestor François, started grape farming on a Vineyard that spread over to its actual size of 55 ha, (plus an extra 50 ha in associated agreements). At the beginning of the thirties, the vineyard was subject to passionate discussions. Georges Collot, maternal grandfather of Michel Drappier the actual manager of the Domaine, was the first to decide to re-implant Pinot Noir in the county… His decision made people smile. The history proved them wrong, this grape variety now covers 70% of the Drappier vignoble. The 100 % Pinot Noir cuvée that did seduce Général de Gaulle in 1965 for his family consumption at Colombey-les-deux-Eglises. In 1968, Micheline had the idea of a Pink Champagne. She had in mind a 100% Pinot Noir in a white bottle, a feminine touch, unusual at the time. The vines have always been cultivated according to organic philosophy.
Totally against the use of excessive sulphur during vinification the Drappier Domaine is certainly among those using the smallest doses. The result is a Champagne with a more natural color and harmonious aromas. As well as consumer respect, this specificity allows a low temperature “prise de mousse” which is particularly slow, generating a fine and subtle effervescence providing authenticity to champagne lovers. Two hundred years of climatic and economic variations did not alter the passion that motivates this family well established in that land of Champagne a thousand times cultivated. The old vine stock in which flows the best sap, the vine shoot that bears the fruit and this young shoots, so delicate and promising.