Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

Philipponnat Royale Réserve Brut

King Louis XIV rarely drank anything other than champagne. I would have loved to participate in one of his evening meals, sitting at the King’s table laden with gold, silver and crystal dishes!

Vinthropology

Abundantly regal and intense. At once sharp, structured and refined.

An intriguing champagne expressing a clear predominance of Pinot Noir. Luminous straw yellow colour with gold hues, elegant perlage with fine, persistent bubbles. Warm aromas of citrus, mandarin, cranberry, orange blossom, magnolia, dried roses, dried apricot, vanilla, toasted and brioche. Subdued intensity on the nose turns into a powerful palate with high acidity and minerality, well balanced with a slight sweetness. Finishing with a long persistence with notes of pomegranate and plum.

Clos des Goisses, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne View of the vineyards in Clos des Goisses, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne

The Philipponnat family tradition runs over 5 generations of Champagne production in the heart of Champagne, in the region of Vallée de la Marne. Among their vineyards is Clos des Goisses, part of the family’s property for nearly 100 years. This “Clos” is noted for its steep 45 degree slant facing south in one of…

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