Royal Wine Corp., the largest importer & distributor of kosher wines in North America and Champagne Drappier, the highly regarded Champagne house, are proud to announce a joint venture whereby Royal Wine Corp. will import & distribute the first ever kosher cuvees from the famed Champagne Domaine.
Royal Wine Corp.’s traveling winemaker Pierre Miodownick participated in the vinification of the two kosher cuvee’s, a project several years in the making. The release is set to take place towards the end of the summer, in time for the upcoming Jewish New Year.
The two Champagnes to be released are the “Carte-D’Or Brut” and “Carte Blanche”.
The Carte-D’Or Brut is blended with the traditional Champagne grapes; Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. The delicious sparkling wine possesses aromas of white peaches and cherries, providing aromatics typical of a Rose’ Champagne though the appearance of a blanc. The Carte Blanche is a blend made exclusively from the first pressing, a fresh and fruity approach to Champagne, leading to a final product considered to be a great “party wine” by the Domaine.
Champagne Drappier is a family owned house based in the fashionable appellation Côte des Bar in the Aube region of Champagne. Conducted by Michel Drappier, the seventh generation Drappier to run this property since 1808, Champagne Drappier is the largest champagne house in the Aube and produces approximately 1.6 million bottles a year. Champagne Drappier has consistently garnered positive reviews and high praise. Most recently, the NY Times’ Eric Asimov said that Drappier is “the best known producer in the Aube” and produces “a complete range of full bodied, refreshing, well-made wines”.
Michel Drappier proudly stated “We are thrilled to be able to expose our hand crafted Champagnes to a new kosher audience. And just as we strive for perfection when producing our regular cuvees, here too for the kosher cuvees we used our generations of experience and meticulous care to produce Champagnes worthy of carrying the Drappier name.” Added Nathan Herzog, Executive Vice President of Royal Wine Corp., “As the industry leader in kosher wine, we take pride in producing and distributing the finest kosher wines. We are excited to include a champagne house of Drappier’s stature to our select portfolio.”