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Philipponnat, Clos des Goisses, Extra Brut 2011
France / Sparkling

Philipponnat, Clos des Goisses, Extra Brut 2011

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Minerality

Clos des Goisses is a walled vineyard of 5.8 hectares, one of the few “clos” of the region. It is not only the oldest but also the steepest in Champagne. In a perfect position facing due south, it stands on the best hillside in Mareuil-sur-Ay It really is an exceptional terroir where the chalky bedrock is very close to the surface. Partial vinification in wooden barrels (80%) leads to more complexity without premature oxidation. There is no malolactic fermentation, which enables the natural acidity of the wine to balance the powerful character of the terroir.

Clos des Goisses is divided into 14 plots, of which only the four best of 2011 were included in this blend. For the first time composed solely of Pinot Noir, due to the uprooting of Chardonnay vines in certain plots just before 2011, and the atypical and exceptionally floral aromatic profile of the vintage’s Pinot Noirs.

Aged at least eight years, at a constant temperature of 12°C in the House’s historic cellars in Mareuil-sur-Ay. The very low, Extra-Brut dosage (4.25 g/litre) gives full expression to the vinosity and minerality of this exceptional vineyard.

Country
France
Sub-Region
Grand Vallée
Region
Champagne
Varieties
Pinot Noir
Farming
Lutte Raisonée
Soil
Chalk
Winemaking
Aged at least 8 years sur latte, bottled as Extra Brut with a dosage of 4.5g/L.