||White sparkling classic method
||35% Chardonnay, 65% Pinot Nero
||The Pinot Noir comes from our vineyard at “Le Léon” in Ay, and the Chardonnay from Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger.
||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.
||A portion of the wines are vinified in wooden barrels without malolactic fermentation to preserve the wine’s freshness, allowing it to develop complexity.
||Aged for eight years. After this time, the freshness is still apparent, but the benefit of aging on lees has reached full potential.
||The very dry character of this extra brut cuvée makes it a superb accompaniment to seafood and poached or grilled fish. 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.
||Price Philipponnat Champagne 1522 Grand Cru 2007 HK$ 698.00