Philipponnat Champagne Juste Rosé Clos des Goisses 2008

Philipponnat Champagne Juste Rosé Clos des Goisses 2008

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Blend: 58% Pinot Noir and 42% Chardonnay

The 2008 vintage of the Juste Rosé from the Clos des Goisses is just the seventh rosé cuvée we have ever produced. This vintage started out being quite concerning as high moisture and rain in the early part of the growing season brought the possibility of mildew issues. In the end, drier weather during harvest created grapes with fresh acidity balanced by sound ripeness, yielding a very classic vintage. As always, our meticulous crop management in the vineyard allowed us to avoid the concerns of some other producers in the area.

This cuvée expresses beautifully the intensity and structure that this magnificent terroir brings, and owes its name of Juste Rosé to its pale pink color, evidence of a long and methodical aging process. The 2008 vintage is one that offers lush boldness in its infancy and will continue to develop in the cellar. This vintage we produced only 2,154 bottles and kept one-third in the cellar for further aging, so this is truly a limited release.

Tasting note: The wine is young, properly reserved and absolutely stunning in its potential, offering up a precise and complex nose of tangerine, apple, chalky minerality, patissière, spring flowers and a nice touch of orange blossom. Pure, full-bodied, elegant, great focus and grip, supremely refined mousse and lovely length on the perfectly balanced and complex finish.

Press Notes:

95 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: “The 2008 Clos des Goisses Juste Rosé is terrific. Over the last few months, the Juste Rosé has really come into its own. In most vintages, Just Rosé leans towards the airy side of the spectrum, but the 2008 packs a serious punch of both fruit depth and overall intensity as well as structure. Citrus, floral, mineral and blood orange notes add brightness and energy to a core of dense Pinot fruit in this deceptively pale yet beautifully resonant Rosé from Philipponnat. The 2008 finishes with tremendous depth and pure class. It is the best vintage of this wine yet. The blend is 58% Pinot Noir and 42% Chardonnay, essentially the same as the Blanc, with drops of saignée Pinot blended in. Disgorged: March 2019.”