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Champagne Region

Champagne Philipponnat - Royale Réserve - Blanc


Country / Region: Champagne

Name: AOP Champagne

Grape variety: 40 to 50% Pinot Noir, 30 to 35% Chardonnay, 15 to 25% Pinot Meunier

Alcohol: 12 vol.

Color: White

Capacity: 75 cl


Guide des Meilleurs Vins de France 2011 (RVF): estate 1 star
Bettane & Desseauve (Le Grand Guide des Vins de France 2010): 15.5/20


The House of Philipponat is one of the major players in Champagne. The cuvée Royale Réserve is well known for its strong personality. The fine, well integrated bubbles make the intense aromatic bouquet explode. Its hazelnut and dried fruit notes are reminiscent of the Burgundy "grands crus" without the power of the bubbles and the aperitif character.


Hand harvested, traditional vinification, avoiding any premature oxidation. The wines transferred into vat undergo malolactic fermentation. For some years, a proportion of the wines has been going into casks in order to build complexity (these wines do not undergo malolactic fermentation). Moderate "Brut" dosage is added in order to preserve the balance between freshness, fruitiness and vinosity, and above all not to mask the wine's character and purity.


Gold colour with amber tints, fairly sustained due to the Pinot Noir. Fine, fast and long-lasting bubbles.


Initially on the nose, vine flower, lime and lightly toasted fresh bread can be detected, then following aeration, red fruit, citrus and honey aromas.


Lovely entry, vinous, fruity (white currants, raspberry, ripe grapes) and well structured, full and long, finishing with a hint of biscuit and freshly baked bread.


Serve between 8 and 10°C.

Food and wine pairing:

Perfect as an aperitif, its vinosity also allows it to accompany white meats, fine pork dishes (pâtés in pastry) or cold cuts, cold buffets, fish and seafood.

Cellar aging:

Enjoy up to and including 2013

Between the banks of the Marne and the Romanesque church of Mareuil sur Ay, Philipponnat produces its champagnes surrounded by its own vineyards. From the Brut Royale Réserve, so representative of the House, to the celebrated Clos des Goisses, Philipponnat's champagnes are full, structured and lively, dominated by Pinot Noir. Produced and blended by men who perpetuate the House's unique "savoir-faire", between 500,000 and 600,000 bottles are available to wine enthusiasts every year.