Philipponnat


Philipponnat Clos de Goisses '01 |Vintage |2001

Philipponnat

Philipponnat Clos de Goisses '01

Vintage 2001

$419.99

Philipponnat Clos des Goisses is the best kept secret in Champagne – a single vineyard plot which spreads over 5.5 hectares, with around 70% growing Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. The plot of vineyard has been separated into 16 individual plots with different ages of vines. It is unique compared to any other single vineyards in Champagne as it is situated on an extremely steep slope, and is south-facing making the fruits hence the wines produced extra fruity and rich in flavour. Dosage is kept low around 4-5g/l to reflect this terroir-driven Champagne. With the unique qualities of this Champagne, it has a serious position among Champagne connoisseurs and sommeliers.

"Deep yellow colour. Very intense and savoury with some richness, showing notes of peach, nuts, apricot and toast. Really fresh as well as being powerful with some red berry fruit hints and a lively citrusy finish. Just fabulous for the lowly 2001 vintage." 95/100 Jamie Goode. 

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 malolactic fermentation, whilst being fermented in oak barrels. Careful 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. 

The house suggests pairing the mineral and intense Clos de Goisses with haute cuisine featuring strong flavours of game, caviar, truffles and cheese.

About the house

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 malolactic fermentation, whilst being fermented in oak barrels. Careful 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

The house suggests pairing the mineral and intense Clos de Goisses with haute cuisine featuring strong flavours of game, caviar, truffles and cheese.

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant Layered

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Extra Brut Barrel-maturation Aged 8 Years on Lees Partial Barrel-fermentation

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods


Honey

Stone Fruit


White Peach

Citrus Fruit


Candied Orange

Tropical Fruit


Grilled Pineapple