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Champagne Philipponnat Royale Reserve Rosé Bruttext

Champagne Philipponnat Royale Reserve Rosé Brut NV

Champagne, FranceThe Philipponnat family have been wine growers and merchants since the 16th century, and own 17 hectares of vineyards, all worked sustainably, with horses and no chemical inputs. Champagne Philipponnat began in 1910 when Auguste and Pierre Philipponnat established their Champagne house in its current location of Mareuil sur Aÿ. This Royale Reserve Rosé Brut blends 75% pinot noir with 20% chardonnay, and 5% pinot meunier, incorporating 30% reserve wines from a perpetual, stored in barrel. The base goes through partial MLF, and partial cask aging, and this rosé was made by blending 8% still pinot noir from their Mareuil-sur-Aÿ home, along with Riceys. It was dosed with 9 g/L after approximately 3 years on lees. Ripe cherry, red currants, raspberry and meringue flood an expansive palate, with a deeply chalky base chiseled with tart acidity, and a finish scented with red currant blossoms. Fragrant sweet dough notes run thoughout, adding to its cushioned, cushy nature. One to enjoy with main courses, especially poultry and / or wild rice based.Tasted: 21 July 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Champagne PhilipponnatDistributors: Stile Brands
Blend: Pinot Noir - Chardonnay - Pinot Meunier