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.