Philipponnat 1522 Grand Cru Brut Champagne 2007
Deep, bright gold in color. Fine bubbles form a persistent ring. The nose is initially expressive and open, mingling generous notes of warm bread and honey. A superb richness comes through in notes of honey, caramelized Mirabelle plums and a hint of vanilla. The finish is tangy, which is typical of this vintage.
The very dry character of this extra brut cuvee makes it a superb accompaniment to seafood and poached or grilled fish. Its dryness contrasts well with the fattiness of poultry such as capon. An even bolder match can be made with caviar, or very spicy dishes such as an Indian tandoori. However, it should not be paired with sweet and sour or sugary dishes. Cuvée 1552 is wonderfullyfull-bodied, making it an excellent champagne to accompany haute cuisine. Serve chilled but not too cold.
Blend: 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay