We sourced some more after selling through our first batch. Named after date of the earliest records of the house, 1522 comes from all grand cru vines with the exception of the Mareuil, or still red wine used to make this a rose which is premier cru. The 1522 is vinified in oak casks and with a blocked malolactic fermentation and spends extended time on the lees. The 2008 is dosed as an extra brut, complex, balanced, and very mineral driven and could be considered a little baby Clos de Goisses rose.
John Gilman 93 points! The 2007 Philipponnat “Cuvée 1522” Extra Brut Rosé is composed of a blend of seventy percent pinot noir and thirty percent chardonnay, with most of the grapes for this bottling hailing from grand cru villages. The wine was given a slightly longer elevage until June of 2008 prior to bottling, spent fully eight years aging sur latte and was finished off with a modest dosage of 4.5 grams per liter. The still red wine in the blend hails from the house’s vineyards in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ. The wine offers up an excellent nose of orange, white cherry, a touch of clove and cinnamon-like spices, rye bread, complex minerality and a topnote of rose petals. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, crisp and quite dry in profile, with a fine core, very refined mousse and very good length and grip on the still fairly youthful finish. This is drinking nicely already, but is still climbing and will be even better with a few more years’ worth of bottle age. A classy Rosé millésime. (Drink between 2018-2040)
Antonio Galloni 92 points! "The 2008 Cuvée 1522 offers notable depth and gravitas, but it also remains very much light on its feet. Cranberry, citrus, chalk mint, white flowers are some of the many notes that are found. A real sense of tannin and phenolic intensity begin to emerge as the wine opens up in the glass. Dosage is 4.5 grams per liter. Disgorged February 2016."