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Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2006 ChampagneMore 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.
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“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! ”
“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?”
“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).”
The Busy Wine Lover's Guide to Philipponnat wine-searcher.com, 19th July 2016
Champagne Philipponnat was founded in 1910 in Mareuil-sur-Ay. The Philipponnat family, originally from Fribourg in Switzerland, moved to Aÿ in 1522. The ancestor of April Philipponnat was a soldier of King François. Having proved his bravery during the Battle of Marignan, the king rewarded him by granting him land at Aÿ. The house owns a vineyard of 21 hectares, mainly planted with Pinot Noir and distributed in the towns of Aÿ, Avenay-Val-d'Or, Mareuil-sur-Ay and Mutigny. Today, Charles Philipponnat, representative of the sixteenth generation, watches over the destiny of the House.
The know-how Philipponnat expresses itself in particular is the principle of solera under wood. Tradition of the house since time immemorial, it consists in keeping the reserve wines in oak casks and reintroducing them in the assembly of the non-vintage ones in the proportion of a quarter to a third, then using this same assembly as the Reserve wine from the next assembly. In this way, a gradual dilution makes it possible to keep in each bottle the trace of the vintages assembled since the origin. The successive Chefs de Cave have endeavored to transmit this know-how.
Philipponnat was also the first House to specify on its counter-labels the dominant "base" year in the composition of its non-vintage wines, the dosage and the date of disgorgement, thus communicating to its prescribers and consumers the identity of each Cuvée.