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Philipponnat Champagne Blend Champagne Brut 2000

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The Philipponnat family has been based in the Champagne region since the 17th century. Their history dates effectively back to 28th July 1697, when Pierre Philipponnat registered his coat of arms - chequered in gold and red - still the emblem of the house to this day. After establishing themselves as vineyard owners, the Philipponnats started elaborating champagnes in the middle of the nineteenth century. In 1910, Auguste and Pierre Philipponnat created the champagne house and acquired historical cellars dating back to the 18th century in Mareuil-sur-Ay. In 1935, Pierre purchased Clos des Goisses, located at the edge of the village, which had previously been owned by several vintners. By so doing, he was able to reconstitute this exceptional vineyard entirely made up of hillsides facing southward -unparalleled in the Champagne region. Philipponnat is one of the main owners of grand and premier cru vineyards, with its 17-hectare vineyard holding comprising mainly Pinot Noir grapes. The vines are located in the villages of Mareuil, Avenay, Mutigny and Ay and each have traditional and symbolic names: Les Remissones, La Bauve, Buisson Saint Loup, Cuivron, etc. Clos des Goisses proper includes 5.5 hectares of exceptional vines, entirely on southward-facing slopes, overlooking the Marne river. On this unique site, work is still carried out by hand, and workers use small foot-ladders to reach the various plots, all walled in and bathed in sunshine, producing very mature grapes. From atop the vineyards, at a place called Le Gruguet, you can see all of the wine-producing regions of Champagne: a prospect of great beauty - and great money - right up to the distant horizon. From this site, which is truly unique in the Champagne region, Philipponnat produces an exceptional wine, Cuvée du Clos des Goisses. Philipponnat relies on this historical strength and on these rich assets and supplements its grape supplies through close partnerships, dating back several generations, with vintners located in the best crus of the Cote des Blancs region, the Marne Valley and the Montagne de Reims region. Thus, as with other great champagne houses, it has been able to create a consistency of style and of quality across the range of its wines from the house style of the Royale Réserve Brut to the Clos des Goisses. Pinot Noir grapes predominate in the blends (except for the Grand Blanc) giving its wines their full body, rounded flavour and distinctive structure. The 1522 wines are the tete de cuvées of Philipponnat's house style. Named to commemorate the date that the Philipponnat family first owned vineyards in Champagne, the grapes in this cuvée come from various Grand Cru vineyards that Philipponnat owns and sources. This was formerly a NV blend, but starting with the 2000 vintage, it now bears a vintage date. This has a big and bold nose full of spicy meaty citrus and red tinged pears yet the palate is full of verve and energy with clean citrus and a stunning dose of minerality.

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Philipponnat:
Along the banks of the River Marne and close to the Mareuil sur Aÿ Roman church, which is situated in the middle of its own vineyards, Champagne Philipponnat produces wines with an exceptional house style. The main courtyard opens onto a beautiful classic façade situated just behind a gate stamped with the family coat of arms. Here lies the heart of Philipponnat - its XVIIIth Century cellars where, shielded from the world, its wines slowly mature.

External Reviews for Philipponnat Champagne Blend Champagne Brut

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
03/01/2013

Würzigkeit und Fruchtigkeit halten sich wunderbar intensiv am Gaumen die Waage, gestützt von einer lebendigen, kräftigen Mousse. Die feine Perlage und die goldgelbe Robe erfreuen das Auge. Sein Duftfächer reicht von Butter-Mandel-Gebäck, Johannisbeergelee und Apfeltarte bis hin zu Jasmin, kandierter Orange und Aprikose. Im Mund keine strenge Herbheit, sondern Geschmacksfülle mit reifen Fruchtnoten und mineralischen Akzenten, die im Abgang lange nachklingt.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/29/2010

Mitteltief goldgelben in seiner Farbe, besticht dieser Jahrgänger des Hauses Philipponnat durch sein reiches und komplexes Bouquet und wirkt betont fleischig und kräftig am Gaumen. Damit steht diese Cuvée ganz und gar im Erbe der grossen Champagner-Tradition.


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
02/06/2013

This is well-toned and muscular, offering toast, berry and mineral flavors backed by a solid structure. It retains a sense of harmony, with focus and length. Good mouthwatering finish.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
07/07/2011

Mitteltiefes Goldgelb. Das dezente Bouquet erinnert an frische Butter. Hinzu gesellen sich Noten von etwas Veilchen, Marzipan und ein wenig Vanille. Körperreich am Gaumen, füllt er den Mund sanft und cremig aus und zeigt sich dennoch einnehmend und intensiv. Im Ganzen erweist sich der Brut o.J. bei konstanter Qualität wunderbar ausgeglichen. Er verkörpert im eigentlichen Sinne das Spiegelbild des Hauses Philipponnat.



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The Philipponnat family has been based in the Champagne region since the 17th century. Their history dates effectively back to 28th July 1697, when Pierre Philipponnat registered his coat of arms - chequered in gold and red - still the emblem of the house to this day. After establishing themselves as vineyard owners, the Philipponnats started elaborating champagnes in the middle of the nineteenth century. In 1910, Auguste and Pierre Philipponnat created the champagne house and acquired historical cellars dating back to the 18th century in Mareuil-sur-Ay. In 1935, Pierre purchased Clos des Goisses, located at the edge of the village, which had previously been owned by several vintners. By so doing, he was able to reconstitute this exceptional vineyard entirely made up of hillsides facing southward -unparalleled in the Champagne region. Philipponnat is one of the main owners of grand and premier cru vineyards, with its 17-hectare vineyard holding comprising mainly Pinot Noir grapes. The vines are located in the villages of Mareuil, Avenay, Mutigny and Ay and each have traditional and symbolic names: Les Remissones, La Bauve, Buisson Saint Loup, Cuivron, etc. Clos des Goisses proper includes 5.5 hectares of exceptional vines, entirely on southward-facing slopes, overlooking the Marne river. On this unique site, work is still carried out by hand, and workers use small foot-ladders to reach the various plots, all walled in and bathed in sunshine, producing very mature grapes. From atop the vineyards, at a place called Le Gruguet, you can see all of the wine-producing regions of Champagne: a prospect of great beauty - and great money - right up to the distant horizon. From this site, which is truly unique in the Champagne region, Philipponnat produces an exceptional wine, Cuvée du Clos des Goisses. Philipponnat relies on this historical strength and on these rich assets and supplements its grape supplies through close partnerships, dating back several generations, with vintners located in the best crus of the Cote des Blancs region, the Marne Valley and the Montagne de Reims region. Thus, as with other great champagne houses, it has been able to create a consistency of style and of quality across the range of its wines from the house style of the Royale Réserve Brut to the Clos des Goisses. Pinot Noir grapes predominate in the blends (except for the Grand Blanc) giving its wines their full body, rounded flavour and distinctive structure. The 1522 wines are the tete de cuvées of Philipponnat's house style. Named to commemorate the date that the Philipponnat family first owned vineyards in Champagne, the grapes in this cuvée come from various Grand Cru vineyards that Philipponnat owns and sources. This was formerly a NV blend, but starting with the 2000 vintage, it now bears a vintage date. This has a big and bold nose full of spicy meaty citrus and red tinged pears yet the palate is full of verve and energy with clean citrus and a stunning dose of minerality.

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