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Champagne Philipponnat Clos des Goisses Extra Brut 2011

Champagne Philipponnat Clos des Goisses is the most powerful of all champagnes. It is produced from grapes grown on a unique, pure-chalk hillside, facing due South in Mareuil-sur-Ay. Its walled 5.5 hectare vineyard is not only the oldest in Champagne, but also the steepest, at 45° and explains the origin of its name, which in the local dialect, "Gois" means a very steep slope. Clos des Goisses is always a vintage with very low dosage. It is a blend of Pinot Noir (61%) and Chardonnay (39%) partially vinified in wooden barrels (37%) which adds to the wines complexity. There is no malolactic fermentation, which enables the wine’s natural acidity to compensate the powerful character of the terroir. It undergoes extended ageing for about 8 years in Philipponnat's historic cellars in Mareuil-sur-Ay. Bright gold in colour, with a fine, delicate mousse the nose is very expressive and complex, with spicy, toasted notes of chilli and pepper. On being aerated it reveals fruit-laden aromas of Morello, Amarena and black cherries. The palate is fresh and mineral-driven. The fruity notes of Morello cherry and spices are apparent on the finish. An intense, well-structured wine with a wonderfully long finish. A perfect and unforgettable match for strong-flavoured dishes such as game, truffles, caviar and soft cheeses. When young, it is an equally good match with shellfish and white meats. Young bottles will often benefit from being decanted into a carafe. Cellar aged for nine years and put on the market only when perfectly mature, it can be kept for several decades and will continue to develop magnificently in the right conditions.

Wine File
Champagne Philipponnat
Sub Region:
Vallée de la Marne
Vintage & Deluxe Champagne
Primary Grape(s):
Pinot Noir
Bottle Size:
Natural Cork
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