Philipponnat


Philipponnat Grand Blanc '10 |Blanc de Blancs |2010

Philipponnat

Philipponnat Grand Blanc '10

Blanc de Blancs 2010

$145.00

- Outstanding champagne house based in Mareuil-Sur-Aÿ (close to Billecart-Salmon)

- 100% Chardonnay from Côte des Blancs and the village of Verzy.

-  An excellent example of vintage Blanc de blancs 

Golden in colour with a delicate column of bubbles with a delicate nose, combining notes of acacia honey and fresh almond. With aeration, notes of apricot brandy develop. This is a generous and creamy palate with delicate notes of peach and vanilla. The finish is mineral and retains wonderful freshness. 

Aged from seven to nine years to develop maximum complexity and to highlight the secondary and tertiary aromas which are the hallmark of extended aging on lees.

2010: A year of contrasts with promising early ripening. Subsequent torrential rain in mid-August compelled us to sort the grapes meticulously in order to obtain a high-quality harvest that maintained potential for aroma and flavour. At Philipponnat the harvest took place from 15 to 28 September. Partial vinification in wooden barrels without malolactic fermentation allowed us to preserve the freshness and provide structure, in order to balance the fruit and the vinosity and to retain good minerality.

- A word from the Cellar Master

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 long, cool fermentation and some wines being blocked from malolactic 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.

Technical details

Aged from seven to nine years to develop maximum complexity and to highlight the secondary and tertiary aromas which are the hallmark of extended aging on lees.

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 long, cool fermentation and some wines being blocked from malolactic 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.

Harvest year

2010: A year of contrasts with promising early ripening. Subsequent torrential rain in mid-August compelled us to sort the grapes meticulously in order to obtain a high-quality harvest that maintained potential for aroma and flavour. At Philipponnat the harvest took place from 15 to 28 September. Partial vinification in wooden barrels without malolactic fermentation allowed us to preserve the freshness and provide structure, in order to balance the fruit and the vinosity and to retain good minerality.

- A word from the Cellar Master

Food suggestion

Ideal as an aperitif. An excellent accompaniment to fish and shellfish (prawns and lobster, whether poached or served with white butter sauce).

Descriptors & Texture


Spicy Chardonnay Dominant

Winemaking


30% Reserve Wines Extra Brut Barrel-maturation Partial malo

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Biscuit Brioche Nougat Ginger Biscuit Vanilla

Citrus Fruit


Citrus

Herbs & Spices


Spicy