Alexandre Filaine

Cuvée Spéciale Brut Champagne

9.344 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Montagne de Reims, Champagne, France
Champagne Blend
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

If you can find it, Filaine’s basic cuvée is pound for pound the best value in Champagne. Discuss.

If you can find it, Filaine’s basic cuvée is pound for pound the best value in Champagne. Discuss.

May 14th, 2018
Aaron Tan

Every champagne lover should get to know Fabrice Gass! His tiny estate in Damery, Alexandre Filaine, was a great discovery for me this year. Age-old story of minuscule production, biodynamic farming, and upholding tradition. This older bottling of his NV was stunning and perhaps one of the best I've had recently.

2012 base, with some 2011 blended in as reserve. 2/3 Pino, the rest Chard, and a touch of Meunier. No dosage, no malo, and fermented in old Bollinger barrels - Fabrice's keepsake from his last gig.

Elegant, with laser focus but impressive body. On the nose, super chalky, floral, green apples, pears, and brioche. The palate's incredibly vinous. A complexity that ebbs and flows, with a length that matches. Quite rich and showing some oddly fresh grassy tones. Citrus pith and really mineral on the back notes. What a joy to sip on!

Every champagne lover should get to know Fabrice Gass! His tiny estate in Damery, Alexandre Filaine, was a great discovery for me this year. Age-old story of minuscule production, biodynamic farming, and upholding tradition. This older bottling of his NV was stunning and perhaps one of the best I've had recently.

2012 base, with some 2011 blended in as reserve. 2/3 Pino, the rest Chard, and a touch of Meunier. No dosage, no malo, and fermented in old Bollinger barrels - Fabrice's keepsake from his last gig.

Elegant, with laser focus but impressive body. On the nose, super chalky, floral, green apples, pears, and brioche. The palate's incredibly vinous. A complexity that ebbs and flows, with a length that matches. Quite rich and showing some oddly fresh grassy tones. Citrus pith and really mineral on the back notes. What a joy to sip on!

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2018
Matt Perlman

Tiny production, organic, indigenous yeasts, no malo etc. Zingy green apple and lively acidity with some underlying creaminess, citrus and chalk. Thanks to Jeff Hellman at Transatlantic Bubbles for turning me on to this producer!

Tiny production, organic, indigenous yeasts, no malo etc. Zingy green apple and lively acidity with some underlying creaminess, citrus and chalk. Thanks to Jeff Hellman at Transatlantic Bubbles for turning me on to this producer!

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
Diana Cho

Delicious green apples; such a unique champagne

Delicious green apples; such a unique champagne

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2014
Chris Hyde

Very nice! Notes of tropical fruit, minerality and backed up by lots of acidity.

Very nice! Notes of tropical fruit, minerality and backed up by lots of acidity.

Mar 21st, 2016
Max Tierno

A Bollinger style wine from a former employee. Tried his wines straight from his garage and now having it on a beautiful marble countertop at la sirena. Super stoked to see such small producer on such a big stage. Yeasty, rich, and awesome. Psyched to see this wine getting around.

A Bollinger style wine from a former employee. Tried his wines straight from his garage and now having it on a beautiful marble countertop at la sirena. Super stoked to see such small producer on such a big stage. Yeasty, rich, and awesome. Psyched to see this wine getting around.

Mar 18th, 2016
Kristen Murphy Caldecutt

Community Manager SevenFifty

9.0

The RM version of Bollinger. Bond would approve.

The RM version of Bollinger. Bond would approve.

May 10th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Terrific. Tiny tiny production.

Terrific. Tiny tiny production.

Mar 25th, 2015
Thomas Monroe

Winemaker Division Winemaking Company, Owner/Winemaker SE Wine Collective

9.5

Stellar!

Stellar!

Aug 25th, 2013