Champagne Aoc NV Royal Reserve Rose
Price unit 49.00€
Type Sparkling Vintage Region Champagne Producer Philipponnat Wine Advocate - Wine Spectator 91 Available: 6
The red Champagne wine which is used to craft Royale Réserve Rosé is produced from grapes grown in the Mareuil-sur-Ay terroir, one of the Philipponnat family’s historic crus and the village where the House’s headquarters are now established.
This cuvée is distinctive for its subtle bouquet with complex fruity notes. In the
mouth the attack is precise, with notes of fruit enhancing the hints of spice.
Lightly juicy, this well-balanced version offers a smoky base note to flavors of dried cherry, raspberry and raw almond, with a rich hint of peach pie. Lively, with bright acidity creating a firm backbone. - Wine Advocate
The Philipponnat family had been growing grapes and vinifying wine in the Marne Valley from the mid-19th century until Pierre and Auguste Philipponnat relocated to the 18th century cellars of Mareuil-sur-Aÿ in 1910. Two years later, they appointed chef de culture, Louis Boland, the man who sagely advised Philippe Philipponnat to purchase “Les Goisses” that had been virtually abandoned since the First World War.
Philipponnat decided to bottle the wines separately and this little-known Champagne was labeled “Vin de Goisses” or “Les Goisses” until Raymond Beaudoin, who founded Revue du Vins des France, proposed its present title.
The house of Philipponnat - which owns 44 prime acres in and around Mareuil-sur-Ay, its base of operations ever since having completed a new press house and cellar there in 2004 - is headed by Charles Philipponat, although it's owned by the group that controls Champagne Bruno Paillard Philipponnat.
Philipponnat is primarily a Pinot Noir house, and its vineyards are in prime Pinot Noir territory: Mareuil sur Aÿ, Aÿ, Avenay, and Mutigny. However, all cuvées contain at least 30% Chardonnay for freshness. Its 20 hectares of vineyards represent about a third of its total needs, with the rest being bought in from growers.
Production is currently around 600–700 000 bottles a year and quality is impeccable across the range.
The world renowned flagship, Clos des Goisses, is fashioned from a self-owned single “cru” of steep hillsides facing south, one of the only two in the world. Produced only in exceptional vintages by the strictest standard of the cellar masters, Clos des Goisses is blessed with unparalleled richness, power, length, complexity, and ageing potential, a wine in the truest sense of form.
There's high demand for this low volume wine and it ages magnificently well.
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