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Alexandre Filaine

organic

The diminutive Domaine Alexandre Filaine is the creation of talented vigneron Fabrice Gass, an organic grower in the hillside village of Damery, just downslope from the famed abbey of Hautvilliers.  HIs production is infinitesimal, totalling some 3,000 bottles annually across his range of cuvees.
The wines are blends of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.  All three of his wines are the same inherent wine, with one being a “barrel reserve” and the third a single-vintage cuvee he’s made only once so far.

The Abbey of Hautvillers, perched above the village of Damery

The Abbey of Hautvillers, perched above the village of Damery

Cuvee Speciale

Chardonnay/Pinot Noir/Pinot Meunier.  Dosage 3-4 g/l.  Creamy and lemony, long and complex.

Cuvee Confidence

Base wine approx 2 years older than the Speciale.  Toasty, hints of lemon brioche, vanilla brulee.  Highly limited, some 35 cases annual to USA.

Sensuun Vertigo 2007

Single-vintage wine.  Incredibly long and complete in the glass, brioche toast and fresh pastry.  EXTREMELY LIMITED.