PHILIPPONNAT Champagne Grand Cru Cuvee 1522 Sparkling Wine 2004

PHILIPPONNAT Cuvee 1522 - 1522 is a tribute to the year that the Philipponnat family settled in the village of Ay, in the heart of the Champagne wine-growing area. the familyÕs ancestors can be traced back in time through the House archives right back to the first, Apvril le Philipponnat, who from 1522 owned vines in lŽon, between Ay and Dizy. Silky and mineral, the texture is both intense and delicate and more traditional in it's expression.

Colour; Bright, pale gold Nose; Lively and expressive, with notes of white fruit and floral honey and a lightly spicy finish of white pepper Food Match; A superb accompaniment to seafood and poached or grilled fish due to the very dry character of this extra brut cuvee. Its dryness contrasts well with the fattiness of poultry such as capon. An even bolder match can be made with caviar or very spicy dishes such as an Indian tandoori. An excellent champagne to accompany meals, with the exception of sweet and sour or sugary dishes. Serve chilled but not too cold, around 8 to 9¡C as an aperitif or 10 to 12¡C to accompany a meal Vinification; A portion of the wines are vinified in wooden barrels without malolactic fermentation to preserve the wineÕs freshness, allowing it to develop complexity. Both ample and tangy, this cuvee is eminently suitable for low dosage: extra brut with only 4.25 g/litre, which is just one third of the conventional dosage for a brut champagne Ageing; Drink now

Volume: 750 mLs

Alcohol Vol.: 12%

Varietal: 70% Pinot Noir & 30% Chardonnay

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