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Champagne Philipponnat

Grand Blanc Brut

    • Description :

      100% Chardonnay from grand cru Le-Mesnil-sur-Oger, premier cru 'Clos des Goisses' in Mareuil-sur-Ay, premier cru Trépail. First press juice is vinified using traditional methods to avoid premature oxidation. Partial malolactic fermentation for the wines in vats and vinification without malolactic fermentation for the wines in wooden barrels. Aged for eight years to develop maximum complexity and to highlight the secondary and tertiary aromas which are the hallmark of extended aging on lees.

      Grape varieties :

      100% Chardonnay

      Altitude :

      100-150m ASL

      Vineyard age :

      35-45 years old

      Exposure :

      South to southeast

      Soil :

      Chalk

      Dosage at disgorgement :

      4.25 g/l

      Alcohol :

      12%

      Tasting notes :

      A delicate nose combining notes of butter and hazelnut. Notes of white-fleshed fruit such as peach and pear develop. Elegant, with great delicacy, and notes of fruit and hazelnut. An excellent accompaniment to fish and shellfish (prawns and lobster, whether poached or served with white butter sauce).

Press Notes

  • The Wine Advocate
    • 2008
      93 points
  • Wine Spectator
    • 2007
      91 points
    • 2006
      92 points
  • James Suckling
    • 2007
      91 points
  • AG Vinous
    • 2009
      90 points
    • 2008
      90 points
    • 2006
      93 points
  • Wine & Spirits
    • 2008
      92 points
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