Alexandre Filaine Speciale 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. The Speciale is a lassic Champagne blend (Pinot Noir, - Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier) with extended ageing in 100 year old ex-Bollinger oak barrels This is mainly from the 2016 vinatge with 20% reserve wines. Rich and rounded with spice and baked apple flavours..