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Philipponnat Champagne Le Leon Extra Brut 2006

Philipponnat Champagne Le Leon Extra Brut 2006

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0,75 l  -  12.00% by vol.
It is in the best areas of the Philipponnat vineyard that are home to the cuvée parcels of the Maison. The grapes selected for processing the Léon come from the historic grounds of the Maison, classified as Premier Cru and Grands Cru. These white wines obtained from milled black grapes are aged for at least seven years in the cellar. Their extra-brut dosage allows them to express all the complexity and aromatic richness.
Fine and creamy bollicos, persistent ring.
Dresses of brilliant gold color.
A powerful nose combining the notes of ripe citric fruits, cocoa and spice pan that remembers the fire of wood.
A good structure with a creamy attack and a length in the mouth intense and greedy. This vintage of soft nature features citrus notes, white pepper, sweet paprika and wild strawberries, typical of the minerality of Ay territory.
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Serving temperature:
06 - 08°C.
10 - 15 years
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Name Philipponnat Champagne Le Leon Extra Brut 2006
Wine type White sparkling classic method extra brut
Year 2006
Format 0,75 l Standard
Region Champagne zone
Grapes 100% Pinot Nero
Location 100% of Pinot Noir from the only plot of the village "Le Léon" in Ay.
Production technique 45% of the wines are fermented in wood. Extra-brut dosage (4.25g / l) to maintain the balance between freshness and vinosity without removing the character of the wine and its purity.
Vinification Traditional vinification that avoids premature oxidation and malolactic fermentation.
Aging Aging of at least seven years in the cellars of the Maison at a constant temperature (12 ° C) to obtain maximum complexity and to highlight the secondary and tertiary aromas of wine, signs of prolonged aging on yeasts.
Alcohol 12.00% by volume
Matching Creating an elegant arrangement with seafood and iodized fish, this wine also forms sublime alliances with Bellota or Cecina ham, and perfectly accompanies the roast lamb, roe deer and washed crusty cheeses.


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It was in 1935 that Pierre Philipponnat acquired their crown jewel: the Clos des Goisses vineyard. It’s 5.5 hectares of steeply sloping, south-facing vineyard (now 3.5 ha Pinot Noir, 2 ha Chardonnay, but back in 1964 it was exclusively Chardonnay), a...

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