Philipponant "1522 Grand Cru" 2008

Chardonnay / Pinot noir
A sparkling - traditional method white wine from the Champagne region of France.

Attractive and balanced. Brioche, butter, lemon tart.

Tasting Notes

The 2008 Philipponant 1522 Grand Cru has a very attractive nose with brioche and buttery lemon tart.

The palate is balanced, full and the mouthfeel round. The bubbles are persistent, fine, pleasant.

The finish is long and great.

Score 93

My score / points

Philipponant "1522 Grand Cru" 2008
1522 Grand Cru (2008) Review
Estate making 1522 Grand Cru Estate Philipponant
1522 Grand Cru (2008) Label 1522 Grand Cru
Style of 1522 Grand Cru Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Philipponant Country France
Region of Philipponant Region Champagne
Grape blend of 1522 Grand Cru Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot noir
Vintage of 1522 Grand Cru Vintage 2008
My review of 1522 Grand Cru Points

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Traditional method

Traditional Method is one of the ways winemakers produce sparkling wines. It’s also known as Classical Method, Méthod Classique, Champenoise Method or Méthode Champenoise.

This wine making process is long and laborious but results in some of the most celebrated wines in the world. Traditional method is used to produce Champagne in France, Franciacorta and Trento DOC in Italy, Cava in Spain….

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Champagne is a sparkling wine from France. While the word Champagne can be used to refer to any sparkling wine, it is illegal in the EU and some countries to label any product Champagne unless it comes from the Champagne wine region of France and is made according to the appellation’s regulations. This alcoholic beverage is made from particular grape varieties grown in the Champagne region, according to rules that include, among other things, specific vineyard practices, grape sourcing exclusively from specified locations within the Champagne region, specific grape-pressing methods, and secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to cause carbonation.

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Green-skinned grape variety used in wine production

Chardonnay is a grape variety with a green skin that is used to make white wine. The grape variety originated in eastern France’s Burgundy wine region, but it is now grown all over the world, from England to New Zealand. Growing Chardonnay is seen as a rite of passage for new and emerging wine regions, as well as an easy entry into the international wine market.

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Pinot noir

Red wine grape variety

Pinot noir is a type of red wine grape that belongs to the Vitis vinifera genus. It’s also probable that the name refers to wines produced mainly from Pinot noir grapes. The name comes from the words “pine” and “black” in French. The name pine refers to the grape variety’s tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped fruit bunches.

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