No one knows the origin of the biblical names given to the large-sized bottles of Champagne. Our version goes as follows: When Jesus is born, sumptuous gifts are offered to the newly born by the Magi, among them Balthazar, a descendant of the Babylonian kings.
A large bottle of Champagne is an exceptional present for an exceptional occasion. From there to ascribing to each container the name of a king from ancient Persia it was only a single step, said to have been taken by Champagne growers at the end of the last century.
As far as the Primat is concerned, being the sole producer of this container we have chosen a Gallo-Roman name closer to our terroir. Primat from the Latin Primat : of the first order. As for the Melchizedek, here we return to the Babylonian tradition.
Maison Drappier is unique in carrying out the prise de mousse, the remuage and the individual disgorgement of every single bottle from the half-bottle to the Melchizedek. Through this traditional technique the wine is guaranteed an exceptional freshness and an exceptional finesse of effervescence.
FREE NATIONWIDE DELIVERY FOR ORDERS OF €120+
Delivery is free on all orders over €120, anywhere in Ireland. For smaller orders our standard delivery charge is only €7.50 per delivery address.
FROM CLICKS TO BRICKS: BUY ONLINE, PICK UP IN-STORE
You've been asking for it, so here it is. You can now buy online and pick up in-store. Will save you a tenner on smaller purchases (less than €120).
NEXT WORKING DAY DELIVERY
Delivery is usually the next working day (Mon - Fri), if ordered before 1pm, but may take up to 72 hours