Although the vines in Urville were originally planted by the Romans 2000 years ago, it was Saint Bernard, founder of Clairvaux Abbey, who had the cellars of Drappier built in 1152.
Seven centuries later, in 1808, around this magnificently preserved testimony to medieval times, where the exceptional cuvées slumber, the family domaine was created which today is headed by Michel Drappier. An area in which Pinot Noir thrives, a grape variety which “runs through our veins”, Urville lies where the vineyard was first planted and is now cultivated according to organic and natural principles.
Just like the “archives” plotting the long history of the house, they also continue to cultivate forgotten and nevertheless unforgettable grape varieties: Arbane, Petit Meslier and Blanc Vrai.
Today, rather than sophisticated, sometimes overdone excellence, they prefer authenticity and a natural approach.
Thanks mainly to very low quantities of dosage and extremely limited use of sulphites, of which the Brut Nature Without Sulphur cuvée is the culmination, they are able to highlight the multifaceted aspects of our terroirs and our wine-making.
The Belle Haie, the Val Demoiselle, the Sendrée, so many parcels of land in the service of the Drappier cuvées. Classic grape varieties such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay or Meunier, rare varieties such as Petit Meslier, Blanc Vrai or the extremely rare Arbane, touches of colours and flavours of the vineyard.
REGION OF PRODUCTION
Warm and temperate
Pinot meunier, Pinot noir, Arbane, Blanc vrai, Chardonnay, Petit Meslier
AGE OF VINES
BEHIND THE WINES