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Philipponnat Champagne Brut Rose Grand Cru 1522 2003 750ml
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Philipponnat Champagne Brut Rose Grand Cru 1522 2003

Philipponnat - Champagne - France

Professional Wine Reviews for Philipponnat Champagne Brut Rose Grand Cru 1522 2003

Rated 93 by Stephen Tanzer
(made from 68% pinot noir and 32% chardonnay; disgorged October, 2011): Light gold. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes pungent citrus and pit fruit flavors, iodine, jasmine and candied ginger, with a bright mineral topnote. Shows impressive clarity and vivacity on the palate, offering incisive orange zest and quince flavors that are refreshingly bitter and focused. The finish clings at length, trailing notes of licorice and peach pit. The 2003 1522 Rose has put on weight since last year, picking up a deep cherry quality while retaining its energy. I suspect that it will... read more... Additional information »
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Winery: Philipponnat

Varietal: Champagne Blend

The careful blending of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietal grapes has long been the secret to the success of the famous sparkling wines of the Champagne region. The wines of this region have gone down in history as the finest example of France's sparkling produce, and the methods of processing the grapes in this region have been imitated in almost every wine producing country in the world. There are actually seven different grape varietals allowed to be included in a Champagne sparkling wine, although grape varietals such as Pinot Blanc, Arbanne and Pinot Gris are used less and less commonly in its production. Whilst the Chardonnay varietal grapes offer their distinctive biscuit flavor and wonderful astringency, it is the Pinot Noir grapes (most commonly used for producing beautifully light red wines) which give the Champagne wines their length and backbone.

Region: Champagne

The region of Champagne in the north-easterly part of France has, for hundreds of years, been known for the production of high quality, elegant and characterful sparkling white wines. Champagne wines continue to dominate the market for sparkling wines, and are the envy of many countries, with plenty of producers attempting to emulate their unique practices. The chalky, mineral-rich soils of this high altitude region are ideal for growing the Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Petit Meunier varietal grapevines which cover the region and are usually blended together in the production of Champagne wine. The climate of Champagne is far cooler than other famous wine regions in France, but the wineries which are found all over the area have generations of expertise, and have no problems in producing vast quantities of their famous produce for the world market.

Country: France

It is widely understood and accepted that the finest wines in the world come out of France. Whether you are drinking a vintage bottle from one of the famed Grand Cru wineries of Bordeaux - such as Chateau Margaux or Chateau Lafite-Rothschild - or a more simple and affordable bottle from one of the lesser known appellations in Burgundy, the likelihood is that the wine is packed full of intense and interesting flavors, and has a fine, balanced structure typical of almost all French produce. This reputation for excellence is taken extremely serious by the French, with dozens of regularly updated laws and regulations ensuring the quality and accurate labeling of wines. Such dedication and passion for fine wine, representative of the region in which it is produced, means customers can be assured that when they buy a bottle from France, they are buying something almost certain to please and delight.