Philipponnat Royale Reserve Brut
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Original price $69.99 - Original price $69.99
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Founded 1522, Philipponnat remains one of the most prestigious Champagne houses - and one of our new favorites! Philipponnat blends Chardonnay into all its Champagnes, even though many of their vineyards are in famous Pinot Noir subzones, because of the lifting freshness and acidity that white grape provides. For complexity, they age their Champagnes in oak and through a sherry-like solera system that incorporates wines from earlier vintages. Additionally, they pioneered labeling non-vintage Champagnes with the primary vintage year and dosage levels. They produce a couple of wines called "Royale Reserve," which are exactly the same except one key difference: while the "non-dose" contains no sugar, the standard reserve is a classic Brut. That addition of sugar to this wine differentiates it from its bright, citrusy brother by allowing for a richer, fuller fruit profile. Ultra-complex, the Royale Reserve Brut showcases intriguing aromas of quince, almond cookies, and caramel that lead into delightful flavors of golden apple, sea salt, hazelnuts, and brioche. Yellow plums, lemon, and mineral tones lead into a spectacular finish.