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Philipponnat Champagne Royale Réserve Bruttext

Philipponnat Champagne Royale Réserve Brut NV

Champagne, FranceMostly first press juice of mainly Grand and Premier Crus fruit, in this case, 65 percent pinot noir, 30 percent chardonnay and 5 percent pinot meunier, and 20 to 30 percent reserve wines aged in old barrels using a solera. The wine is aged on lees for thirty-six months, lending elegance with leesy, citrus, cracked stone savouriness. The palate is a mix of green apple, red fruits and notes of dried apricot. Best of all is its lengthy, salty, honeyed finish. Elegance befitting its Royale Reserve moniker that dates back to “the ancestors of the Philipponnat family, vineyard owners, wine-merchants and winemakers, suppliers to Louis XIV, magistrates and Royal Mayors of Ay.”Tasted: 16 January 2019Tasted by: Prices:
AB$70.99750mlprivate wine shops
BC$70.99750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Champagne PhilipponnatDistributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 185835UPC: 3370896001007