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The Story

Belonging exclusively to Philipponnat, the Clos des Goisses is an exceptional vineyard of 5,5 Ha enclosed by walls, with an impressive gradient of 30 to 45°, facing full south, where Philipponnat produces the most powerful of Champagne wines. Always vintaged, very lightly dosed, this uncommon wine is characterized by incredible length and body, in which Pinot Noir characteristics predominate. This fabulous wine for great occasions, extraordinarily mineral and intense is also a marvelous companion for gastronomy matching game, mushrooms and even cheeses.

Vinification: Wine-making for Clos des Goisses is totally traditional. Its only originality resides in the absence of malo-lactic fermentation, which is systematically avoided. Thus, the wine maintains a vivacity and freshness that balances its alcoholic strength, its intensity, its roundness without masking any of its body and aromas and, on the contrary, contributes to its persistence. Wood, in this elaboration philosophy, is only partially used (30%); rather as a minor element in blending only there to increase complexity.

Aging: Very mature and intense, Clos des Goisses is an open, aromatic wine, although closed when young. Ageing in our own cellars is not so much destined to round it out, but rather to add still greater dimension and complexity. Ideal ageing is from 8 to 10 years, the prime of life for Clos des Goisses. At this age, the wine attains its greatest complexity without having lost its freshness. It is at this point that degorgement is carried out and the wine readied for sale. The structure of the wine is such that it will age gracefully for decades if kept in an adequate environment (cool and dark). One should not be afraid to decant Clos des Goisses before service to let the wine reveal its full potential.

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Despite Pinot Noir being the dominating grape, it has a great resemblance with the 59 Salon. I tasted it blind beside five old cuvée champagnes from large houses and it was exceedingly clearly a monocru, with all the advantages that entails in terms of power, intensity and personality. This is a creamy and youthful thing with a hypnotically seductive, bouquet. Extremely full, explosive and creamy taste with citrus notes. When it had stood long in the glass, its special youthful aroma of grass and gooseberries appeared. A wine like a journey. Unfortunately not quite as impressive once newly disgorged. The latest bottle was more uniform and chocolaty than before.
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Origin

Mareuil-sur-Ay, Champagne

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Clos des Goisses L.V. 1959  ( Philipponnat )

"Despite Pinot Noir being the dominating grape, it has a great resemblance with the 59 Salon. I tasted it blind beside five old cuvée champagnes from large houses and it was exceedingly clearly a monocru, with all the advantages that entails in terms of power, intensity and personality. This is a creamy and youthful thing with a hypnotically seductive, bouquet. Extremely full, explosive and creamy taste with citrus notes. When it had stood long in the glass, its special youthful aroma of grass and gooseberries appeared. A wine like a journey. Unfortunately not quite as impressive once newly disgorged. The latest bottle was more uniform and chocolaty than before."

1y 9m ago

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