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Philipponnat Champagne Royale Réserve Brut
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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 70.99 private wine shops ON 60.00 LCBO BC 70.99 private wine shops Producer: Champagne PhilipponnatDistributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot MeunierCSPC: 185835UPC: 3370896001007