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'This fine cuvée is blended using a proportion of wines from the terroir of Ay'
The name of Cuvée 1522 is a tribute to the year in which the Philipponnat family settled in the village of Ay, in the heart of the Champagne region. As far back as the Philipponnat archives go, there are records of the family’s ancestors, the first of whom, Apvril le Philipponnat, owned vines at Le Léon, between Ay and Dizy, from 1522.
A portion of the wines are vinified in wooden barrels without malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s freshness, allowing it to develop complexity. Both ample and tangy, this cuvée 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.
This cuvée is enhanced, and its original freshness preserved by six years ageing on lees.
TO THE EYE -Bright and intense gold colour.
WHIT THE NOSE -Initially expressive and enticing on the nose, revealing notes of red fruits, elder and redcurrant jam, which are then compounded by notes of baked
goods such as toasted brioche.
WITH THE MOUTH -Elegant and creamy, this wine expresses itself through notes of red fruits, cherry and blackberry. The finish is long and fresh, with hints of menthol.
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