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Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2007

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Description & Technical Information
The jewel in the Champagne Philipponnat crown is a tiny 5.5-hecatre single walled vineyard called Clos des Goisses. Acquired in 1935, Pierre Philipponnat was quick to realise the potential of this unique plot and immediately started producing a single vineyard blend. Originally named Vin des Goisses, it was changed to Clos de Goisses in 1959 and thus the category of Clos champagnes (produced from grapes within walled vineyards) was born. Clos des Goisses is truly iconic: situated by the Marne canal, it is a steep-sloping, south-facing vineyard with an inclination of 35-45 degrees that can only be fully appreciated by visiting. Gois, means a very steep slope. Due to its size, production is limited to a maximum of 55,000 bottles each year.

Weather: Mostly a warm year, 2007 was characterised by unexpected major weather events. A warm spring was followed by a cool summer, although the end of the ripening process was excellent, with harvests taking place in ideal conditions.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% 1er Cru Mareuil-sur-Ay - Clos des Goisses
Grape Varieties: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay
Ageing: 10 years on the lees
Dosage: 4.5 g/l
Drink: Now to 2024

Tasting Note: Deep golden colour with a fine and delicate bubble stream. On the nose a slightly smoky nose with notes of vanilla and aromatic herbs. The palate is has abundance of pears, with hints of mint, ginger and spices. A great vivacity throughout with a long lasting finish.
Champagne Philipponnat Overview
Expert Reviews
Jancis Robinson MW
“Deep golden straw colour. Real attack on the nose. Lots of impact and tightly laced. Impressive concentration. Not dry! Some honey and apple here. A good bottle … and still quite a way to go.”
Ian D'Agata
“A wine of remarkable finesse rather than power, the 2007 Philipponnat Brut Clos de Goisses boasts laser-like acidity and accuracy of flavor that are memorable. One of my favorite Champagnes, Clos de Goisses is usually a powerful bubbly in its youth, but this 2007 is rather politely-styled, almost delicate in fact, in its white fruit and floral aromas and flavors. Best of all, it is still exceptionally young and will last for decades in a proper cellar. ”
93 → 96/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Bright golden colour with evolved depth already upon launch. Overt, ripe nose with earthy-spicy characters coming with orange marmalade, apple and oriental spice complexity. To date, the maturing nose contrasts the tight, restrained palate, and it needs time to open up in the glass. The palate comes with a superb acid line, enhancing the length and contributing a beautiful saline mineral quality to the wine. At first there is structural richness to the mouth-feel but it gains a beautifully focused and lean, dry finish due to the extraordinary acidity and low, 4,25g/l dosage. Fresh, nervy and vivacious despite the winey quality. This is a Clos des Goisses to keep (June 2016 disgorgement tasted). The September 2016 disgorgement tasted in November 2016 was even more convincing reassuring me to raise my points to 93. ”
News Articles
  1. Philipponnat: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    Philipponnat: 2018 Vins Clairs Tasting

    May 6, 2019

    "The biggest challenge was not making too much!" With an abundance of ripe and healthy grapes, Philipponnat had a successful harvest in 2018, a vintage which sixteenth generation family member Charles Philipponnat likens to 1995, 2009 and 2012.
  2. Single Vineyard Champagne: Fad or Future?

    Single Vineyard Champagne: Fad or Future?

    January 19, 2019

    Since the early 21st century, a quiet revolution has been occurring in Champagne, and the ever-burgeoning demand for artisanal, hand-crafted cuvées continues to flourish. What are the origins of single vineyard champagnes, why are they so popular, and are they a fad or the future?
  3. Philipponnat: 2017 Vins Clairs and new Clos des Goisses 2009

    Philipponnat: 2017 Vins Clairs and new Clos des Goisses 2009

    May 9, 2018

    Charles Philipponnat describes 2017 as a "funny vintage". We visited the house of Philipponnat to taste the vins clairs and find out just what he means. Whilst there, we also sampled an incredible range of champagnes, including new Clos des Goisses 2009.
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