PHILIPPONNAT ROYAL RESERVE BRUT NV
First press juice of mainly Grand and Premier Crus grapes from the heart of the Champagne wine-growing area. 20 to 30% of reserve wines are aged in wooden barrels using the solera system to incorporate older wines without losing freshness. Aged on lees for three years, far longer than the legal minimum requirement of 15 months.
Delicate froth, lively and lingering. The nose reveals vine blossom, linden and fresh, lightly toasted bread. After breathing, aromas of summer berries, citrus fruit and honey develop. On the palate, fruity (redcurrant, raspberry, ripe grape) and full bodied, generous and long. Light notes of biscuit and freshly baked bread on the finish.
Pinot Noir/Chardonnay/Pinot Meunier