PHILIPPONNAT Champagne Reserve Millesimee Sparkling Wine 2005

PHILIPPONNAT Reserve Millesimee - Made only in exceptional years, It's a pure cuvee (from the first press) of Pinot Noir from Ay and Mareuil-sur-Ay (70%) and Chardonnay (30%) from the C™te des Blancs. It is the fruit from a strict selection among the vintage's finest wines. With an extraordinary quality originates in this ambitious blending, expressing the vintageÕs specific character. Long ageing allows it to fully develop the complexity of truly Grand Champagne. A very direct attack and pure. Crisp acidity, balanced fruity ripeness. Full taste but without heaviness. Finish is enlivened by light but persistent aromas of leather and smoke.

Colour; Medium Gold Nose; First nose of flower honey, then come notes of dry fruit, grape and fig Food Match; Ideal as an aperitif. An excellent accompaniment to fish and shellfish (prawns and lobster, whether poached or served with white butter sauce). Serve at 6 to 8¡c as an aperitif or at 9 to 11¡c to accompany a meal Vinification; Traditionally, a portion of the blend is not subjected to malolactic fermentation in order to preserve more freshness and to increase the potential for keeping the wine. It is dosed at 5 g/l, which is very low for a Brut, in order to allow the natural and noble character of the cuvee to express itself Ageing; At least 6 to 7 years, in order to maximize the complexity as well as secondary and tertiary aromas that result from ageing on the lees in the bottle

Volume: 750 mLs

Alcohol Vol.: 12%

Varietal: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Vintage pictured and/or listed may differ from supplied item

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