Alexandre Filaine DMY Brut NV
Alexandre Filaine Champagne is made by Fabrice Gass the ex winemaker at Bollinger, from his own small organic vineyards. The vineyards are in the premier cru village of Damery. The wines are unique and incredibly labour intensive - 100 year old ex-Bollinger casks used to age the wine, no malolactic, riddling, dégorgement and dosage done by hand in his backyard. It's very much a one man show, and he only makes a few thousand bottles a year. They are really old fashioned and rich in style.45% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier based on older vintages and unusually for Champagne aged under cork rather than capsule to provide a slight oxidative edge along with the creamy, richness.