NV Drappier Clarevallis

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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WA 94 DC 93 JS 92 JD 91 VN 91
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2021

Another new micro-cuvée from Drappier is the NV Extra-Brut Clarevallis, a bottling that pays homage to the Abbey of Clairvaux, whose monks pioneered viticulture in Urville. Offering up aromas of crisp golden orchard...
DC 93

Decanter, March 2022

Open and inviting, the aromas of honey and brioche draw you in and flood the senses with acacia, toast and lemon curd. A wine that's round and ripe with tiny, fine bubbles that give a full, oily mouthfeel. Full of flavour...
JS 92

jamessuckling.com, June 2024

Notes of almonds, white flowers, apples, grapefruit and white peaches. It’s elegant and creamy on the palate, with bright acidity and a soft mousse. A blend of 75% pinot noir, 10% pinot meunier, 10% chardonnay and 5%...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, November 2023

Three-quarters Pinot Noir and the rest Meunier and Chardonnay, from Jurassic and Kimmeridgian soils, the golden straw-colored NV Champagne Clarevallis Extra Brut is from the base vintage of 2018 and opens with stony...
VN 91

Vinous, November 2023

The NV Extra Brut Clarevallis, made from 75% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay and 5% Blanc Vrai (the local name for Pinot Blanc), references the Latin name of Clairvaux, because Drappier occupies the ancient...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Sparkling
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage NV
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12%
Closure Cork

Introducing the exquisite 9998 Drappier Clarevallis, a superb Pinot Noir from the renowned Champagne region of France. This elegant white wine showcases the exceptional craftsmanship of the esteemed producer, Drappier, and is sure to captivate even the most discerning palates.

In the glass, the wine displays a radiant golden hue, enticing the eye with its luminosity and grace. With a delicate cork closure, this bottle exudes an air of sophistication and tradition, embodying the essence of fine French winemaking.

On the nose, the 9998 Drappier Clarevallis opens with a mesmerizing bouquet of honey and brioche. These alluring aromas are further complemented by notes of acacia, toast, and zesty lemon curd, creating a truly captivating olfactory experience.

Upon the first sip, this wine reveals its true character. With its round and ripe profile, it envelops the palate with a velvety, full-bodied texture. The tiny, fine bubbles dance across the tongue, enhancing the wine's luxurious mouthfeel. Bursting with flavor and presence, the 9998 Drappier Clarevallis leaves a lasting impression with its sappy, faintly bitter finish.

It is worth noting that the vineyards responsible for this exquisite cuvée are certified organic, ensuring the utmost care for the grapes and the environment. Furthermore, Drappier takes pride in making their own liqueur d'éxpedition, or dosage, from organic cane sugar. This commitment to organic practices and minimal intervention is reflected in the wine's unfiltered nature and low levels of sulphites.

Esteemed wine publications have recognized the exceptional qualities of the 9998 Drappier Clarevallis. Decanter awarded it an impressive score of 93, praising its open and inviting nature, as well as its remarkable flavors and mouthfeel. Meanwhile, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate bestowed a remarkable score of 94, highlighting the wine's aromatic complexity, depth, and chalky finish.

For those fortunate enough to have this remarkable wine in their collection, it is recommended to enjoy it between 2022 and 2030, allowing its flavors to evolve and mature over time. Whether sipped on its own or paired with decadent cuisine, the 9998 Drappier Clarevallis is sure to create an unforgettable experience for wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.