Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
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Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2002
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Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2002 Champagne

More vintages: 2006Having been established for almost 500 years and still proudly family owned Champagne Philipponnat began during the 16th Century and was owned by Apvril le Philipponnat. In the modern era of the house, Auguste and Pierre Philipponnat established their Champagne house in the current location of Mareuil sur Ay. The house now owns 17 hectares of vines, situated in the Premier and Grand Cru vineyards of Ay, Mareuil-sur-Ay and Avenay. The methods of harvest and working the soil are through traditional horse ploughing and hoeing by hand. A house tradition of keeping reserve wines in oak barrels is still in practice today and each new Cellar Master carries the Philipponnat belief.

Acquired in 1935, Philipponnat managed to own a walled vineyard 5.5 hectares in size with a 45 incline. Named Clos de Goisses, overlooking the Marne River and situated in the regions warmed terrior, its pure chalk slope experiences no shade from sunrise to sunset, enabling perfect conditions through the whole harvest. Current production for across the range is 600 700,000 bottles a year but only a maximum 55,000 bottles of Clos des Goisses can be produced. Clos des Goisses was the only single vineyard until Krug Clos de Mesnil in 1979.

2002 was an exceptional vintage in Champagne with perfect growing conditions throughout the year. Philipponnat Clos des Goisses thrived in this harvest, providing the house with a production of 20,000 bottles. A warm spring with rare downpours of rain created the ideal conditions for the soil and the grapes. The summer was hot and dry and the grapes had great levels of acidity.

Deep golden colour. On the nose aromas of Pinot Noir are prominent with hints of fruits and honey. The palate is full of flavour with the fruits complexity shining through. A long finish, this wine will age well.

Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Dosage: 4.5 g/L
Disgorged: June 2011

Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2002 Champagne does not have a branded gift box and will be delivered in our own TFB gift box.

Read full tasting write up from October 2016 with Jancis Robinson MW

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Philipponnat Clos des Goisses,
Oct 2016
“Disgorged June 2011. RS 4.5 g/l. 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. From producer's UK stock.
Dark pinky gold. Very rich and interesting. Bit of a wild card. Philipponat? Really interesting wine (rather than champagne). Tastes of toffee apple. Really interesting with a hint of wild flowers. Long.”,
May 2016
“This big vintage is finally starting to come around. Still a baby, holding back plenty but it is starting to show its true colours of ripe opulence, vinosity, muscle and power. Its sweet aromatics are leaning towards ripe botrytised honey and apricot tones complemented by curry depth, ashes, red fruit, raspberry seeds, cedar wood and more. Big, bold body and lovely tingling sensation on the fresh, vivacious palate. November 2011 and February 2012 disgorgements were showing equally well in October 2014. November 2011 disgorgement retasted in May 2016. Similar notes, very slow in evolution. A long-long time keeper.”,
Dec 2015
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“On one of the finest champagne vintages of Clos Goisses this without the slightest doubt is a wonder! The nose has admirable complexity. A mouth full has incredible balance. Bubbles are joyful and endearing. The wine fills the palate with happiness.”,
Nov 2012
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“Pale copper. Rich, intense, very Pinot perfume. Tight bead with surely? some oak influence. A very meaty, substantial wine and almost more of a wine than a champagne. Lightly frothy. Complex and attention-grabbing though more for food than an aperitif wine. A bit like a jewel. Long. Admirably distinctive, though it needs careful treatment.”,
Oct 2012
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“The flagship 2002 Brut Clos des Goisses is simply stunning in this vintage. Seamless, ripe and beguiling, the 2002 is pure harmony in the glass. Dried pears, apricots, flowers, red berries and spices are some of the many notes that inform this towering, aristocratic wine. At once vertical yet endowed with serious length, the 2002 stands out for its breathtaking balance and overall sense of harmony. Layers of fruit built to the huge, creamy finish. This is a great showing from Philipponnat. The 2002 was disgorged in June 2011.”
The Busy Wine Lover's Guide to Philipponnat, 19th July 2016
Bought directly from Les Caves de Pyrene, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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