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: 81% Pinot Noir and 19% Chardonnay
Altitude: 150-200m ASL
Vine Age: 35 years old
Dosage at disgorgement: 4.25 g/l
Alcohol: 12 %
Tasting Notes: Light gold color. A fresh, expressive nose with aromas of almond and pear. Fresh and pure in the mouth, with the spicy notes typical of the terroir of Ay. The finish is long, with toasted, green tea notes.