Champagne Philipponnat Clos des Goisses 2009
The most thrilling single vineyard Champagne comes from the steepest south facing slope in the region, so it captures the sun from morning to eve. The base wines are fermented and aged in wood barrels before blending, and then there is approx 10 years ageing on lees. Still so bright and dynamic after so much ageing, this is really electric.
Majority pinot noir and the balance chardonnay, the 2009 is a powerful vintage full of rich & savoury character, characteristically dark fruits from the pinot and a pure mineral nose from the chardonnay. There is potential for great further development in bottle if you have the patience to cellar it.