Established for nearly five centuries in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, the Philipponnat Champagne House is one of the historic names in the Champagne region. Singularity, excellence, generosity and simplicity are the values that guide this house, which has remained a family-owned business. Owned by the house since 1935, the mythical Clos des Goisses is one of the oldest and most prestigious plots in the Champagne region. This utter gem is the source of rare and exceptionally powerful champagnes.
The Philipponnat Champagne house reigns over an exceptional 20-hectare vineyard composed of Premiers and Grands Crus in Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Avenay. The Clos des Goisses spreads across 5.83 hectares of vines and is situated on a 45° slope and planted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. The name stems from the old Champagne dialect "gois", which means a very steep hillside. Resting on pure chalk soils and facing south, the Clos des Goisses is one of the warmest terroirs in the Champagne region. The plot’s average temperatures are 1.5°C higher than in the rest of the region. Due to its steep slope, the Clos des Goisses vineyard is worked by hand and the plots are rigorously monitored, excluding the use of synthetic herbicides and insecticides. The soil is worked with ploughing and weeding.
Produced in very limited quantities and since 1999, Clos des Goisses Juste Rosé 2007 is the 6th rosé wine of Clos des Goisses.
A particularly early year, 2007 was marked by a mild winter followed by a warm spring. Generous and boasting a high quality, the harvest gave birth to wines with great ageing potential.
Vinification and ageing
Partial vinification in oak (40%). Malolactic fermentation is not carried out in order to preserve the natural acidity of the wine and to offset the powerful expression of the terroir. This champagne is aged for nine years in the house’s cellars. The dosage is 4.5 g/l.
Clos des Goisses Juste Rosé 2007 by Philipponnat is a blend of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay.
The colour is a beautiful pale pink. The effervescence is dense and delicate.
Fruity and delicious, the nose blends notes of peach and exotic fruits (papaya, passion fruit) which, during the tasting experience, evolve towards smoky notes.
Creamy and mineral in texture, the palate gradually reveals aromas of fresh fruit (peach, citrus), light tobacco and white chocolate. The finish is fresh and very elegant.
Food and wine pairing
An ideal partner for gourmet dishes, Clos des Goisses Juste Rosé 2007 by Philipponnat will complement fish and pink meat (veal, lamb).
Clos des Goisses Juste Rosé 2007 by Philipponnat can be kept in the cellar for several decades in order to reveal its full aromatic range.