Philipponnat


Philipponnat Clos de Goisses '03|Vintage|2003

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant Layered

Winemaking

Winemaking


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

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods

Foods


Honey

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Fig White Peach

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Candied Orange

Tropical Fruit

Tropical Fruit


Grilled Pineapple

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ

What to expect


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.

"The 2003 Clos de Goisses is hands down one of the most pleasant surprises of this very challenging harvest. An open, floral bouquet leads to voluptuous, expressive fruit in a Champagne that stands out for its exceptional balance. 

"Clos des Goisses is always quite vinous in style, and that is very much the case in 2003 as well. A creamy, intense wine, the 2003 Goisses is drop-dead gorgeous. Licorice, smoke, honey, chamomile, and graphite are some of many notes that open up over time, lending an air of exoticism that is irresistible. Clos des Goisses has a stellar track record of aging. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see what time brings to the 2003. Production was just 6,000 bottles as opposed to the more typical 22,000-25,000. For that sacrifice, Charles Philipponnat was rewarded with an exceptional Clos des Goisses. This bottle was disgorged in August 2012." 95 pts Antonio Galloni.

"Like a Montrachet with bubbles! The softest of mousses. A unique Clos des Goisses, but not as rich and heavy as could have been feared from such a hot year." Tom Stevenson

$419.99

Club Price $398.05 (?)

Descriptors & Texture

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant Layered

Winemaking

Winemaking


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

Earth

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods

Foods


Honey

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Fig White Peach

Citrus Fruit

Citrus Fruit


Candied Orange

Tropical Fruit

Tropical Fruit


Grilled Pineapple

What to expect


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.

"The 2003 Clos de Goisses is hands down one of the most pleasant surprises of this very challenging harvest. An open, floral bouquet leads to voluptuous, expressive fruit in a Champagne that stands out for its exceptional balance. 

"Clos des Goisses is always quite vinous in style, and that is very much the case in 2003 as well. A creamy, intense wine, the 2003 Goisses is drop-dead gorgeous. Licorice, smoke, honey, chamomile, and graphite are some of many notes that open up over time, lending an air of exoticism that is irresistible. Clos des Goisses has a stellar track record of aging. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see what time brings to the 2003. Production was just 6,000 bottles as opposed to the more typical 22,000-25,000. For that sacrifice, Charles Philipponnat was rewarded with an exceptional Clos des Goisses. This bottle was disgorged in August 2012." 95 pts Antonio Galloni.

"Like a Montrachet with bubbles! The softest of mousses. A unique Clos des Goisses, but not as rich and heavy as could have been feared from such a hot year." Tom Stevenson

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 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.