Cuvee 1522 Extra Brut 2008
Cuvee 1522 Extra Brut 2008
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Cuvee 1522 Extra Brut 2008

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The name of Cuvee 1522 is a tribute to the year when the Philipponnat family settled in the village of Ay, in the heart of the Champagne wine-growing area. The family ancestors can be traced back in time through the House archives right back to the first, Apvril le Philipponnat, who from one five two two owned vines in Le Leon, between Ay and Dizy. The Pinot Noir comes from the vineyard at Le Leon in Ay and the Chardonnay from the village of Oger. A portion of the must is vinified in wooden barrels without malolactic fermentation. Aged for five to seven years.

Grape varieties: 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay

Altitude: 150-200m ASL

Vine Age: 35 years old

Exposure: Southeast

Soil: Chalk

Dosage at disgorgement: 4.25 g/l

Alcohol: 12 %

Tasting Notes: Notes of blackcurrant, acacia blossom honey, and gingerbread with a slight vanilla finish. Good minerality with spicy hints of white pepper. The finish is long and vinous, with aromas of red berries.

Press Notes:

94 points, The Wine Advocate

93 points, Wine Spectator

92 Points, Vinous Media