Clos des Goisses, Brut
Philipponnat

Clos des Goisses, Brut


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
These wines are in stock and are available for delivery at your convenience.

2004
6x75cl
DP
£1,399.22

2008
1x1.5L
DP
£666.41

2011
75cl
DP
£153.20

2011
1.5L
DP
£316.40

2011
3x1.5L
DP
£949.22

2012
75cl
DP
£243.20

2012
6x75cl
DP
£1,459.22

2013
75cl
DP
£223.20

Broking
Broking
These are wines from our broking list and have an average delivery window of 15 working days.

2002
6x75cl
DP
£1,759.22

2004
6x75cl
DP
£1,159.22

2004
6x75cl
DP
£1,219.22

2006
6x75cl
DP
£919.22

2008
6x75cl
DP
£1,315.22

2008
6x75cl
DP
£1,327.22

2008
6x75cl
DP
£1,339.22

2008
6x75cl
DP
£1,399.22

2008
6x75cl
DP
£1,447.22

2008
6x75cl
DP
£1,447.22

2008
1.5L
DP
£606.41

2008
1x3L
DP
£1,452.82

2010
3x1.5L
DP
£1,249.22

2011
6x75cl
DP
£889.22

2011
6x75cl
DP
£901.22

2012
6x75cl
DP
£1,339.22

2012
6x75cl
DP
£1,339.22

2012
6x75cl
DP
£1,459.22

2012
6x75cl
DP
£1,531.22

2012
3x1.5L
DP
£1,399.22

En primeur
En Primeur
The following wines are either En Primeur or Ex-Chateau and currently abroad awaiting shipment to the UK. These wines are subject to final confirmation from the Justerini & Brooks team.

2014
3x75cl
EP
£610.00


Philipponnat, Clos des Goisses, Brut

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

Intense, taut and tight-knit flavours combined with a richness and vinosity. Complex herb, stone, ripe red summer berry, citrus and nectarine fruit. Razor sharp, complex and powerful with hints of the exotic. Clear, fine and lingering fruit and minerals on the finish with touches of spice. Owned entirely by Philipponnat, Clos des Goisses is an exceptional vineyard that is steep, with a gradient of 30 to 45 degrees, and due south facing. A typical blend would be 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. Approximately 30-40% of the wine is fermented in used oak barrels and is then aged for a minimum of 8 years sur lie in bottle.

Critics score


Score:
96

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
03/2015

Notes
The 2002 Clos des Goisses dazzles from start to finish. A huge, tropical Goisses, the 2002 pulses with exotic, tropical fruit wedded to a real sense of textural vinosity. Honey, almonds and yellow stone fruits are some of the many notes that blossom in the glass. The 2002 is just entering the very early part of its plateau of maturity, but it will continue to develop further nuance over the next 20-30 years. The level of complexity and overall sumptuousness make the 2002 nearly impossible to resist today. Disgorged November 2011.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Champagne

Appellation:

Producer:
Philipponnat

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Philipponnat

Philipponnat

The arrival of Charles Philipponnat in 2000 appears to have resulted in a turn in Champagne Philipponnat’s fortunes. Not only does their flagship wine, Clos de Goisses, continue to get rave reviews, and rightly so as this is widely acknowledge as one of THE great single vineyards in Champagne, but also the quality and consistency of the rest of their range has never been higher. Today Philipponnat grows 20 hectares of Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in the outstanding communes of Ay, Mareuil and Avenay. Pinot Noir is king here and represents two thirds of their plantings. The winery is located just a stones through away from the iconic Clos de Goisses vineyard above the historic 18th century cellars of Chateau de Mareuil, where bottles are still aged and riddled manually (including all the vintage cuvees). A proportion of their wines are vinified and aged in oak barrels and malolactic fermentations are generally avoided. Ageing sur lie runs from three to eleven years and dosage levels are low.

Stylistically, this is a house whose focus is Pinot Noir. The house character lies in harnessing the power and fruit of great Pinot Noir without sacrificing freshness or relying on oxidative winemaking techniques to bring complexity. Bright aromatic complexity (a particular characteristic of Pinot Noir) marks a common thread, while structure is found in freshness and minerality.

For the Royale Réserve cuvées, great care is lavished on the quality of the reserve wines and in recent years, Charles has introduced a second perpetual reserve with a greater proportion of old reserve wines adding new layers of complexity and finesse to the finished wines. Alongside these Brut and Non-Dosé cuvees sits one of Champagne’s most characterful and food friendly Rosés, not such a surprise when one considers that the still red wine used in its blend comes from the upper sections of Clos des Goisses.

The Blanc de Noirs cuvee marks the first of the vintage wines Philipponnat produce and in only two vintages it has cemented itself as a hugely impressive addition to the range. Primarily from great Pinot Noir vineyards in and around Mareuil and Ay, the blend can include up to six villages that mix North and South exposures. Fermentation is carried out in oak barrels, without malolactic fermentation, and vats with partial malolactic fermentation. Disgorgement happens after 7 years sur lie. The resulting Champagne is rich but bright, powerful, generous but also chiselled.

The first of the prestige cuvées is the exceptional Cuvée 1522, a wine produced exclusively from Grand Cru terroirs. It is blended exclusively from the house’s most outstanding vineyards, in particular the historic plots at Le Leon in Ay, complemented by Chardonnay from Mesnil-sur-Oger and Oger. It offers complexity and a rich dry brilliance matched to striking minerality in a remarkably complete wine that is dosed at just 4 g/l and aged for 8 years sur lie before disgorgement. That it doesn’t represent the finest wine in this line up is only down to the presence of the mighty Clos des Goisses vineyard.

Clos des Goisses is a legendary vineyard that has been in the Philipponnat family for almost a century. It is often cited as the original truly great single vineyard Champagne – the one that first proved that Champagne greatness could be achieved without recourse to blending. A fully walled 5.5 hectare vineyard for which the term ‘micro-climate’ could not be more apt, it looms over the Marne river with slopes reaching a vertiginous 45 degrees, surely some of the steepest in all Champagne. The resulting grapes are boosted by the warming effects of the river and the steep, fully south facing slopes, two factors which combined to produce mean vineyard temperatures 1.5-2° higher than rest of Champagne. In the cellar vinification is done primarily in oak barrels without malolactic fermentation, the better to support the naturally powerful nature of the terroir. Ageing sur lie runs to about 10 years, depending on the vintage, and dosage is once again low at around 4g/l. The resultant wines, which tend to amount to around half of the potential production of the vineyard, are magnificent expressions of regal power and animating minerality – in many respects a fine wine before a fine champagne, and a true reflection of the uniqueness of the Goisses terroir.

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