Philipponnat


Philipponnat BdN '09|Blanc de Noirs|2009

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


30% Reserve Wines Extra Brut Barrel-maturation Partial malo

Foods

Foods


Biscuit Baked Bread

Orchard Fruit

Orchard Fruit


Autumn Apple

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Apricot

Nut

Nut


Hazelnut

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

What to expect


Wow, what a powerhouse of a wine. Rose-gold in colour, deep and rich copper tones. The region where the grapes are sourced for this is pron 'Maroy-sur-ayee' and they boast some of the steepest slopes that soak up the warm sun. This produces grapes with body and intensity so if you like your Pinot-dominant champagnes (like Bollinger, Veuve Clicquot, Geoffroy and Gosset) you will appreciate this.

Expect a whirlwind of baked bread, biscuit, hazelnut, apricot and notes of autumn apple on the nose followed by a layered and textured palate showing it's lees ageing and nicely developed fruit profile. There is a satisfying weight to the palate, one that requires food. It has spent a total of 6-7 years on lees with some oak ageing for some added spice. It has 4.5 g/l dosage so is extra brut, despite 'Brut' appearing on the label.

Go ahead, explore, discover and treat yourself to this very limited wine. We HAVE 6 BOTTLES LEFT.

$139.00

Club Price $132.05 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking

Winemaking


30% Reserve Wines Extra Brut Barrel-maturation Partial malo

Foods

Foods


Biscuit Baked Bread

Orchard Fruit

Orchard Fruit


Autumn Apple

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Apricot

Nut

Nut


Hazelnut

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Spice

What to expect


Wow, what a powerhouse of a wine. Rose-gold in colour, deep and rich copper tones. The region where the grapes are sourced for this is pron 'Maroy-sur-ayee' and they boast some of the steepest slopes that soak up the warm sun. This produces grapes with body and intensity so if you like your Pinot-dominant champagnes (like Bollinger, Veuve Clicquot, Geoffroy and Gosset) you will appreciate this.

Expect a whirlwind of baked bread, biscuit, hazelnut, apricot and notes of autumn apple on the nose followed by a layered and textured palate showing it's lees ageing and nicely developed fruit profile. There is a satisfying weight to the palate, one that requires food. It has spent a total of 6-7 years on lees with some oak ageing for some added spice. It has 4.5 g/l dosage so is extra brut, despite 'Brut' appearing on the label.

Go ahead, explore, discover and treat yourself to this very limited wine. We HAVE 6 BOTTLES LEFT.

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


As this is a BIG and expressive champagne, a Wagyu burger or Rib-Eye with Bernaise would be right at home here. If you're not into meat, a large Portobello cap grilled with some truffle oil would partner nicely.