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Philipponnat Sublime Reserve Sec 2005

Original price was: R995.Current price is: R663.

Intense & generous, the gastronomic approach of a vintage champagne with a seductive approach adapted to a Blanc de Blancs, luscious expression

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Description

Description

 

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Additional information

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Bin Ends

Grape Variety

Champagne Blend, Chardonnay

Producer

Philipponnat

Product Type

Champagne, Sweet Wine

Vintage

2005

Wine Group

Prestige

Wine Occasion

Formal Entertainment, Indulgence

Wine Region

Champagne

Story

Story

Based in Mareuil sur Ay, in Montagne de Reims, Philipponnat holds a long history tracing back to 1522, and at some stage supplied the King of France Louis XIV.

Their approach is based on their exceptional Terroir, enabling them great maturity to deliver flavourful, powerful and well-balanced Champagne. The house is one of the most prestigious ones, ranked as #18 most admired brand by Drinks Business Magazine in 2019. To many, the house remains one of the best kept secret in Champagne!

A perfect complement to the House’s trilogy of vintage wines, Sublime Réserve is a sec (30 g/litre) Blanc de Blancs specifically developed to accompany Haute cuisine.

Specifications

Specifications

Blend: 100% Chardonnay. First press juice of mainly Grand and Premier Cru Chardonnay grapes.

Vinification: Vinified using traditional methods to avoid premature oxidation. A portion of the wine is produced without malolactic fermentation, and without the use of wooden barrels in order to preserve its overall natural freshness and improve the aging potential. The dosage of 30 g/litre does not mask the wine’s character or pleasant
acidity.

Aging: Aged for 6 to 8 years in order to obtain the characteristic roundness of old Chardonnay wines. This aromatically rich wine retains its natural acidity, thereby avoiding any heaviness.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

To the eye: Pale gold with generous, elegant and fluid bubbles.

With the nose: An expressive nose of yellow fruit—apricot, mango, pear and Russet apple— developing into notes of toast and honey.

With the mouth: The attack is airy and balanced, with notes of flower honey or candied white fruit, accentuated by the wine’s mineral character. Complex and lingering on the palate, with a vanilla finish.

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