Philipponnat
2013 Clos de goisses

0,75L  Vins rares

Clos des Goisses by Philipponnat is the most powerful of all Champagne wines. It comes from a unique, south-facing, pure chalk hillside in Mareuil-sur-Ay, whose 45° slope belies the origin of its name: in old Champagne, "Gois, ou Goisse" refers to a steep hillside. This wine, always vintage and very low dosage, vinified mostly in wood, without malolactic fermentation, is characterized by exceptional fullness and length. A great wine as well as a great Champagne, Clos des Goisses is particularly well-suited to gastronomy.

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€294.00
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Freshness

Harmonious balance between the various components of acidity.

Roundness

Supple, easy-drinking champagne, the acidity doesn't clash with the palate.

Power

Generous champagne with great intensity.

Long on the palate

Champagne aromas linger on the palate.

Tasting

To the eye

Intense, brilliant gold with a beautiful effervescence.

On the nose

Elegant and floral, with notes of elderflower, then develops intense aromas of redcurrant and red fruit, ending with pleasant toasty notes.

On the palate

Rich and mineral on the palate, with fruity notes of blackberry and red berries. The finish is long, fresh and elegant, typical of the vintage.

Composition
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Terroirs

Winter is generally cold, with little sunshine. From mid-November to mid-March, frosts are very frequent, and the beginning of the year is marked by heavy snowfalls from mid-January to mid-March. Spring is a long time coming, and April is a mild, even warm, interlude that favors budburst. After a cool start, May saw an exceptionally cold spell and spectacular rainfall. Under these conditions, the vines developed very slowly, and the early-ripening terroirs, including Clos des Goisses and the best slopes of the Grande Vallée de la Marne and Côte de Blancs, flowered around mid-June, in cold, rainy weather. Yields are low to moderate. More classic terroirs, such as Avenay in our vineyards, or later, flowered at the end of June, in more favorable temperature and light conditions. After a very wet June, July remained wet, but with periods of remission sufficient to keep mildew under control. Finally, the weather remained warm, very sunny and fairly dry in August and right up to the start of the harvest, on October 5 for Philipponnat at Mareuil sur Ay, allowing good ripeness for this fresh, elegant vintage, reminiscent of an age before global warming.

About this house

To make its wines, Philipponnat uses the best grapes, mostly from Premiers and Grands Crus, exclusively in cuvée (first press), and makes a point of harvesting grapes that are riper than the Champagne average. Some of the wines are fermented or aged in barrels, which is exceptional in Champagne, and wood ageing gives them greater complexity, without making them heavy. The wines are aged in bottle, on their lees, for between three and eleven years. Affirming a distinctive style that doesn't give in to trends, the Champagne House produces a range of Champagnes that are above all wines: tasty, powerful and balanced.

The Perfect Pairing
Champagne and food

Aperitif

Perfect with gourmet dishes! Game, truffles, caviar or the finest soft cheeses such as Camembert, Bries and Coulommiers will do it proud

Dish

A great wine before it is a great champagne, Clos des Goisses is an unforgettable match for the finest dishes. A perfect match for iodized fish or lobster.

Chef's word

Chef PHILIPPE MILLE

"Witnessing the soul of Champagne isn't just about cooking the terroir... it's about understanding who it is!

Having worked in the kitchens of Messrs Bordier, Grondart, Anton and Roth, and as Yannick Alléno's right-hand man at Le Scribe and then Le Meurice, he brought Domaine Les Crayères its first macaron in 2011, followed by a second in 2012, which he has kept for over 10 years.

His menu is inspired by the seasons and the Champagne region.

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