Established for nearly five centuries in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, the Philipponnat Champagne House is one of the historic names of the Champagne region. Singularity, excellence, generosity and simplicity are the values that guide this house which maintains its family-owned spirit. Owned by the house since 1935, the legendary Clos des Goisses is one of the oldest and most prestigious clos (walled vineyard) in the Champagne region. This jewel is the source of rare and exceptionally powerful champagnes.
Philipponnat looks after exceptional vineyards of 20 hectares of Premiers and Grands Crus in Champagne, located in Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Avenay.
This Coffret Carafe and Blanc de Noirs 2016 box with its elegant design offers the best tasting of this cuvée thanks to its carafe that reveals all the scents of this vintage.
The beginning of the year was marked by severe frosts (in January and April) and heavy rainfall until the end of June. Flowering began in mid-June and took place under good conditions. August was hot, sunny and dry, ensuring a gradual, even ripening of the grapes. The health of the vineyard was excellent during the harvest.
Winemaking and ageing
This cuvée was vinified in the traditional way in vats and under wood, in order to avoid premature oxidation. Only the juice vinified in vats underwent partial malolactic fermentation. This Extra Brut champagne was aged for five to seven years and the dosage is 4.25 g/litre.
Pinot Noir (100%)
The colour is of a beautiful, shining gold with subtle copper highlights.
The nose is expressive, mingling scents of yellow fruit, peach and light toasted notes.
The palate is full, releasing delicious scents of blackberries, peach, mango and barley sugar. The finish is lasting, delighfully fresh, with menthol notes and delicate suppleness.
Food and wine pairing
This Blanc de Noirs 2016 from Philipponnat pairs perfectly with patés, foie gras and chicken tagine with apricots and almonds.
For the best tasting, serve between 8 and 9°C for an apéritif, and between 10 and 12°C with food.