Philipponnat


Philipponnat Grand Blanc '09 |Blanc de Blancs

Philipponnat

Philipponnat Grand Blanc '09

Blanc de Blancs

$145.00

- Outstanding quality champagne house

- This premium producer picks fruit with maximum ripeness and focus on pinot noir fruit with power.

- A spicy, confident and well-bodied Blanc de Blancs


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. 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.

 

Having many layers of flavour, some barrel and malo complexity, a blue swimmer crab pasta with herbs and lemon zest would work well bringing out the flavours in this wine. Some Triple Cream Brie if you want some simple pleasures. 

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. 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

Having many layers of flavour, some barrel and malo complexity, a blue swimmer crab pasta with herbs and lemon zest would work well bringing out the flavours in this wine. Some Triple Cream Brie if you want some simple pleasures. 

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