1998 Clos des Goisses Brut
This prestigious vintage Champagne from the village of Mareuil sur Ay, France, is made from mostly Pinot Noir, which is blended with a lesser amount of Chardonnay. What makes this label unique is that all the grapes used to make the wine were grown in a single walled-in vineyard: The Clos des Goisses. Champagne Philipponnat has the distinction of being only one of two Houses with this type of vineyard-exclusive Champagne. Lightly dosed and showing a lively, noticeably mineral character, this amber-tinted Champagne exudes fruit jam scents with hints of rose petal, sandalwood and almonds. A fleshy palate displaying honey, aniseed, almond and old brandy flavors follows the aromatics. Pairs well with mushrooms, cheese and caviar.
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