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Date Printed: 4/21/2015
Philipponnat Reserve Millesime 1997
Philipponnat Reserve Millesime 1997
(search item no. 87598)

PRICE ON 4/21/2015: $49.99

Winemaker's Notes:

The vintage Brut is only made in the best years. The grapes originate mainly from the Grands Crus of the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs, limited production. The blend is composed mainly of Pinot Noir mixed with Chardonnay and is aged for many years in cellars before being marketed.

Deep pink in color, extremely fine discreet mousse. The rich bouquet is full of ripe fruits, candied fruits, and figs. It's well-structured with an exceptionally long finish.

Marries well with all types of meals except very spicy or sweet but is delightful when served after dinner.

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About Philipponnat:

The House of Philipponnat is located at the very heart of the Champagne region, in the village of Mareuil-sur-Ay, five kilometers east of Eparney. Just about 100 meters from the Romanesque church of Saint-Hilaire, and not far from the river Marne, you'll come upon the classical façade of the House of Philipponnat, its grand courtyard and monumental portal bearing the House's coat of arms.

Not far from there, near the vineyard, in the historical cellars dating back to the 18th century, Philipponnat Champagnes are ageing slowly in total silence and perfect darkness.

The House of Philipponnat is heir to traditions maintained by generations of cellar masters. Today, Philipponnat produces approximately 500,000 bottles comprising a complete range recognized by the greatest connoisseurs. From the Brut Royale Reserve, the true ambassador of the House, to the vintage Cuvee du Clos des Goisses, these are rich and structured wines, with blends dominated by the Pinot Noir offered to lovers of fine wines. Also, the House of Philipponnat has an exceptional collection of Old Vintage Champagnes quietly ageing on lees in cellars whose exact location is a closely guarded secret.