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First taste: Drappier ‘Trop m’en faut!’

Yohan Castaing tastes a special Champagne cuvée made from an unexpected grape variety.

100% Fromenteau is not the answer you’d expect when enquiring about a Champagne blend. But ‘Trop m’en faut!’ isn’t a run-of-the-mill Champagne, a fact hinted at by the quirky name, a Rabelaisian phrase that translates as: ‘It is so good that one cannot have too much of it!’.

See the tasting note and score for Drappier ‘Trop m’en faut!’

Rare variety

More commonly known as Pinot Gris, the Fromenteau grape variety makes up just 0.3% of the Champagne AP area, along with other lesser known varieties Petit Meslier, Arbane and Blanc Vrai – but account for 6% of Drappier’s plantings.

See the tasting note and score for Drappier ‘Trop m’en faut!’

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