Drouilly is one of very few winemakers to use oak barrels across his range of champagnes. The Cuvée Tradition is from the harvest of 2006, aged for 4 years on oak, which gives it a deep gold colour and rich earthy flavour. One of only a handful of champagnes to have won 3 stars (an exceptional wine) from Le Guide Hachette in 2011. Another perfect accompaniment with roast dinners and stronger meats. Great with duck or goose.
This champagne is the winner of a rare 3 stars in the 2012 Guide Hachette. Aged for 6 years in the Leblond-Lenoir cellars, it has a warm, enveloping nose of pastry, butter, brioche, baked fruit and cinnamon. On the palate, the power and comforting maturity of aged Pinot Noir combined with the finesse of Chardonnay, balanced with the rare Pinot Blanc, a speciality of this house and their village, Buxeuil. Available by the case here.