Champagne Drappier Diary of the 2017 harvest

Grandfather, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit!

The crush kicked off on Tuesday, the 5th of September.
A very nice harvest is underway with highly promising acid and sugar ratios. Admittedly, the frost severely damaged our estate in April, however, the season was especially good and provided a second generation of bunches, thereby allowing our Pinot Noirs to partly catch up their delay,” explained Michel Drappier.
André Drappier, who is almost 91 years old, Michel and his son, Hugo, are pleased to harvest superb Pinots from the locality called Saint Esprit (Holy Spirit). This name was derived from the Cistercian estates, belonging to the abbey of Clairvaux, several parcels of which, are now owned by the Drappier family.

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