Philipponnat


Philipponnat Grand Blanc '07|Vintage Blanc de Blancs

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Spicy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


30% Reserve Wines Extra Brut Barrel-maturation Partial malo

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Biscuit Brioche Nougat Ginger Biscuit Vanilla

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spicy

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

What to expect


"The 2007 returns a mood of focused composure after the generous 2006, though the style of Philipponnat is still very much upheld. The thundering depth of the all-conquering Clos de Goisses meets the dry grip of partial barrel fermentation, heightened by the tension of vibrant 2007 malic acidity, low dosage and the pronounced chalk minerality of Vertus, and especially Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Chouilly. The result is a spicy, confident and well-bodied blanc de blancs, with a core of fresh lemon zest, and all the spectacle of vanilla, brioche, nougat, ginger cake, biscuits and even crème brûlée. It’s enticing now and has a long and confident life before it."

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

 

$139.99

Club Price $132.05 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Spicy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


30% Reserve Wines Extra Brut Barrel-maturation Partial malo

Earth

Earth


Mineral

Foods

Foods


Biscuit Brioche Nougat Ginger Biscuit Vanilla

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spicy

What to expect


"The 2007 returns a mood of focused composure after the generous 2006, though the style of Philipponnat is still very much upheld. The thundering depth of the all-conquering Clos de Goisses meets the dry grip of partial barrel fermentation, heightened by the tension of vibrant 2007 malic acidity, low dosage and the pronounced chalk minerality of Vertus, and especially Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Chouilly. The result is a spicy, confident and well-bodied blanc de blancs, with a core of fresh lemon zest, and all the spectacle of vanilla, brioche, nougat, ginger cake, biscuits and even crème brûlée. It’s enticing now and has a long and confident life before it."

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

 

About the house

About the house


Food suggestion

One of the most underrated champagnes in our humble opinion. Philipponnat is a house of outstanding quality from their entry level Royale Reserve Brut all the way through to their iconic Clos des Goisses vintages. This premium producer picks fruit with maximum ripeness and focus on pinot noir fruit with power. All this ripeness is balanced with a long, cool fermentation and some wines being blocked from malo-lactic fermentation whilst being fermented in oak barrels. Carefully blending of base wines complete the work of art on non-vintage cuvees with approximately 30% of reserve wines being added. Reserve wines are aged in a perpetual solera system with new wines being added to older wines every year continuously adding more complexity and depth to young cuvees.  

Food suggestion


Having many layers of flavour, some barrel and malo complexity, a blue swimmer crab pasta with herbs and lemon zest would work well bringing out the flavours in this wine. Some Triple Cream Brie if you want some simple pleasures.