CHAMPAGNE PHILIPPONNAT BLANC DE NOIR 2016
An outstanding demonstration of Philipponnat's consummate expertise in blending and vinifying Pinot Noir.
First press juice from exclusively Premier and Grand Cru plots. 100% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and our vineyards in Mareuil-sur-Ay, Ay and Avenay-Val-d'Or.
Light, bright gold with fine, lively bubbles. Persistent and generous froth. Open and fruit-driven with notes of white currant, fresh quince and citrus. Partial vinification in wooden barrels (20% of the blend) brings aromas of honey and toast and a finish with touches of vanilla. The palate is fresh and fruity, with a fine mineral texture reminiscent of chalk. The finish is long and persistent with subtle hints of pepper and spices.