Champagne Drappier was founded in 1808. Located in the Aube region the house is famed for the introduction of Pinot Noir to area and Georges Collot, grandfather of Michel Drappier, earned the name Pere Pinot, or father Pinot. Today, Pinot Noir accounts for around three quarters of of the vineyards in Aube. Drappier owns 55 hectres of vines in the estate's home village of Urville, Bar sur Aube. They also rent vineyards and buy grapes that meet their stringent quality level. The house style is, not surprisingly, Pinot dominant. The estate's top wine Les Sendree comes from a single vineyard and was first produced in 1974. The Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines are 70 years old producing a deep and intense wine. It is known as the best Champagne of the Aube.