Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
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Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2006
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Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2006 Champagne

More vintages: 2002Having 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.

2006 was characterised by a mild winter and a very hot spring and summer. The slightly low rainfall marked a change in the trend of previous years, with little wine and moderate sunshine. An abundant harvest with grapes that ripened well, giving rise to supple elegant and fruity wines.

A pale golden colour, with hints of elderflower on the nose. On the palate, a bold freshness with notes of blackberrys with toasty hints and raspberries on the finish. A lower dosage champagne but with still very rich flavours.

Grape Varieties: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay
Dosage: 4.5 g/L

Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2006 Champagne does not have a branded gift box and will be delivered in our own TFB gift box.

Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2006 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
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Philipponnat Clos des Goisses
JancisRobinson.com,
Jun 2016
18/20
“Firm straw colour. Really distinctive nose – rather minerally and intense. Soars out of the glass. The bead is just a little coarse and the wine positively screams for attention. Although the dosage is so low, the wine actually tastes quite rich, although it finishes very firmly and dry. A really personality-laden wine. A whole percentage point more potent than most. Kerpow! ”
VinousMedia.com,
Aug 2016
96/100
“The 2006 Clos des Goisses is stellar, but it is also going to need quite a bit of time to come into its own. Powerful and ample in the best of the Goisses style, the 2006 hits the palate with serious intensity. Orchard fruits, lemon oil, white flowers and almonds are some of the many notes that open up in the glass, but, as is often the case with young Goisses, it is the wine's gravitas that is front and center. Even with all of its overtness, though, the 2006 retains striking, crystalline purity. I imagine the 2006 will reward Champagne lovers with many decades of truly exceptional drinking. The only thing the 2006 needs is time. The question is: How much?”
EssiAvellan.com,
Sep 2016
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95-97/100
“I was already blown away by the nose. This is Clos des Goisses! Such complexity, harmony and depth on the nose. And stunning toast on top of the ripe, plush fruit. It seems to be a touch more on the reductive side than Les Cintres. Generous, soothing and round palate where the mousse has more life than in Les Cintres. Great dimensionality and tension. A real body-builder with plenty of muscle and ages ahead of it. I am impressed with the 2006, despite I am normally not a fan of Clos des Goisses’ ripest vintages (bottle disgorged May 2015).”
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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