Champagne Drappier to achieve a zero carbon footprint

  • Monday, Day 15/03/2021
  • Drappier, a family-run, Aube-based grower and négociant Champagne producer, has a very particular character that makes it something of an outlier among its rivals, but also a highly successful business. 

    And, according to Charline Drappier, the 29-year-old daughter of Michel Drappier (who heads up the house), 2019 was “very good” in terms of sales, with demand up both in the domestic market and exports, even in areas of falling Champagne demand.

    Let's explore the reasons in the blog below: 

    Champagne Drappier Rose Nature
    Champagne Drappier Rose Nature

     

    Champagne Drappier to achieve a zero carbon footprint

    As of January 2016, Champagne Drappier is the first Champagne House in the World to have reduced their carbon emissions to a net zero carbon footprint

    For the past ten years, Drappier has been dedicated to sourcing sustainable energies. To date, 45% of the electricity used by the House is produced by solar panels and, by 2017, that number will increase to 75%. Plans to aggressively reduce fuel consumption to a minimum over the next 5 years have begun. Cellars avoid air conditioning by utilizing a free cooling system, while isolated air conditioning is strategically used throughout the property.

    Champagne Drappier has also started to reduce its carbon footprint by contracting a wind turbine company in India to continue Michel Drappier's vision for his Champagne house.

    “Investing in a sustainable project in India is our way of expressing gratitude to this small, but dynamic, market for Champagne,” says Michel Drappier, winemaker and CEO of Champagne Drappier. Following the organic accreditation of a large proportion of its vineyards in 2014, Champagne Drappier's carbon neutrality confirms its commitment to embracing environmentally friendly practices.

     

    Part of Champagne Drappier is oganic

    15 hectares are accredited organic since the harvest in 2014. Michel Drappier and his team have been cultivating the estate sustainably for years and worked on the accreditation for 7 years. It is one of the largest accredited organic estates in Champagne. Starting from the end of 2006, it will show the “AB logo" (Agriculture Biologique) on.

    Champagne Drappier uses horses to plow on their fields
    Champagne Drappier uses horses to plow on their fields

     

    The rest of Champagne Drappier is famed for sustainable methods

    The rest of the estate, composed of 42 hectares, is cultivated with sustainable methods: no preventive treatments, soil management (grass, compost), use of horses for plowing. In winemaking, our philosophy translates into the lowest intervention possible (low-temperature fermentation, indigenous yeast…)

    Organic wines and non-sulfite wines are two separate things. However, Champagne Drappier is also known for having very low levels of SO2, which guarantees the quality of the grapes.

     

    Recognize on labels

    Trên nhãn chai Champagne Drappier có ghi rõ thông tin về rượu vang bền vững sustainable organic
    Champagne Drappier notes "sustainable & organic" on its label

    When buying Champagne Drappier's products, you can see a line on its label that this champagne is made with the sustainable method and an organic one. 

    Explore Drappier's wines here

     

    Source: 

    • https://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/05/champagne-drappier-bucks-market-trends/ 
    • https://www.dreyfusashby.com 

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