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Alexandre Filaine DMY Champagne

Champagne, FRANCE
$145. 00 Bottle
$1740.00 Dozen
ABV: 12%
Closure: Cork

Hailing from Damery in the Montagne de Reims, Champagne Alexandre Filaine started out as a side project for Bollinger winemaker Fabrice Gass with production a relatively modest 4000 bottles a year. Taking cues from his time at Bollinger, this blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier is fermented in old oak and matured under cork. It also sees no malolactic fermentation and receives 6g/L dosage.

Other Reviews....
The NV Brut DMY is based on the same blend as Gass's Cuvée Spéciale, but it sees tirage under natural cork instead of crown cap, and longer maturation sur lattes. Bursting with aromas of pear, toasted brioche, dried fruit, spices, smoke and stone fruit, it's full-bodied, pillowy and concentrated, with an elegantly muscular profile, tangy acids and a long, saline finish. Deep, complex and layered, it's lent complexity both by its longer passage sur lattes and also by the presence of reserve wines and its élevage in old Bollinger barrels, some dating back to the 1920s. Readers who appreciate rich, sapid, patinated, dry Champagnes—the so-called "goût Anglais" historically favored by the English market—will find in the Brut DMY everything they have been looking for. Drink 2021 - 2037.
95 points
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Sep 2021)