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'A wine crafted exclusively from Pinot Noir grapes from the historic Le Léon plot.'
Le Léon is one of a trio of single-plot cuvées. Apvril le Philipponnat owned vines at the Le Léon vineyard, between Ay and Dizy, from 1522. Along with Clos des Goisses, this plot is considered the nucleus of Philipponnat’s land.
Vinified using traditional methods to avoid premature oxidation. All the wines
are barrel-fermented. « Extra-brut » dosage (4.25 g/litre) to maintain a balance between freshness and vinosity without masking the wine’s character and purity.
TO THE EYE -Bright gold in colour. Fine, creamy bubbles forming a persistent ring.
WHIT THE NOSE -Open and fruit-driven, with notes of black fruits, of blueberries and blackberries. With aeration, notes reminiscent of gingerbread and aromas of cinnamon and star anise emerge, leading into to a finish with hints of vanilla.
WITH THE MOUTH -Good structure, with a generous, creamy attack. Presents notes of blackberry and redcurrant. The finish is long, intense and wonderfully mineral, typical of the Ay terroir.
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