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Champagne Philipponnat

Clos des Goisses Brut

    • Description :

      Partial vinification in wooden barrels (50%) leads to more complexity, without premature oxidation. There is no malolactic fermentation,which enables the wine's natural acidity to compensate the powerful character of the terroir. Aged for 8 to 10 years at a constant temperature of 12°C in the House's historic cellars in Mareuil-sur-Ay. The very low dosage (4.25 g/litre) gives full expression to the vinosity and minerality of this exceptional vineyard. The first clos and first terroir to be vinified and blended separately, Clos des Goisses is unique and instantly recognizable for its extremely steep slope. Its walled 5.5 hectare vineyard is not only the oldest in Champagne, but also the steepest, at 45°. This explains the origin of its name: in the local dialect, "Gois" means a very steep slope. This exceptional terroir with chalky soil is ideally situated facing due South, on Mareuil sur-Ay's best hillside.

      Grape varieties :

      45% Pinot Noir and 55% Chardonnay

      Altitude :

      100m ASL

      Vineyard age :

      45 yrs old

      Exposure :

      South

      Soil :

      Chalk

      Dosage at disgorgement :

      4.25 g/l

      Alcohol :

      13%

      Tasting notes :

      Bright gold with fine and delicate froth. An overall elegant wine. The first nose is floral with notes of linden tea, followed by toasted notes of cacao, blond tobacco and vanilla. A very full structure calling to mind candied white fruit. It is elegant on the palate, with good minerality, toasted and smoked notes, and lingering aromatic persistence. Clos des Goisses is a very fine wine before being a very fine champagne. A perfect and unforgettable match for strong-flavoured dishes such as game,truffles, caviar and soft cheeses. It should be decanted into a carafe before being served to allow it to breath.

Press Notes

  • Decanter
    • 2010
      98 points
    • 2009
      93 points
    • 2008
      96 points
    • 2007, 2006
      94 points
  • The Wine Advocate
    • 2010
      94 points
    • 2009, 2008
      96+ points
    • 2007
      95 points
  • Wine Spectator
    • 2010, 2007, 2006
      93 points
    • 2008
      95 points
    • 2005
      92 points
  • James Suckling
    • 2005
      95 points
  • AG Vinous
    • 2011
      93 points
    • 2009
      94-96 points
    • 2008
      98 points
    • 2007, 2003
      95 points
    • 2006
      96 points
    • 2005
      94 points
  • Wine Enthusiast
    • 2010
      100 points
  • Wine & Spirits
    • 2008
      95 points
    • 2007
      91 points
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