The Champagne of Philipponnat

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Although the Philipponnat family history in the Champagne region dates back to 1522, the recent history began when Auguste and Pierre Philipponnat settled in the Mareuil-sur-Aÿ region of Champagne in 1910. When Pierre acquired the steep Clos des Goisses vineyard on the southern flank of the Gruguet hill in 1935, he broke with the tradition of blending Champagne vineyards, creating a single-vineyard wine from a rather remarkable site that overlooks the Marne River. Charles Philipponnat, grandson of Auguste, is now President of the Maison and has overseen the creation of new wine making facilities and barrel storage.

Join us as Charles takes us on a walk (make that climb) of the five and a half hectare Clos des Goisses – which stood witness to the WWI battles of nearly 100 years ago. We also visit the cellars and barrel room, and disgorge some Champagne.

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5 Responses to “The Champagne of Philipponnat”

  1. 1 Jim Cramer May 12th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Hi, downloading the video now to watch it. BTW, this may be splitting hairs…. in some recent wine studies it seems that “monopole”, in French industry wine terms, means the entire vineyard is owned by an individual “entity” as opposed to a single vineyard wine as indicated in the video introduction. In terms of Bourgougne this is quite rare as most of the vineyards have been divided and subdivided amongst family members. Perhaps it mean single vineyard wine in Champagne?

    Looking forward to the video.

  2. 2 GrapeRadio Bunch May 13th, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Interesting point, Jim. The term “monopole” sometimes gets used in the U.S. to describe a single vineyard, wherein all the fruit remains with the Estate. Agreed this is completely different in Burgundy, and I might presume Champagne as well. Thus, we’ve removed the term from the intro to prevent further confusion. Now, let’s talk about “terroir.” (:-)


  3. 3 Tim Meranda May 14th, 2008 at 7:11 am

    Had a little trouble getting this to play, but it was well worth the effort to keep trying. Viery nice. The photography was outstanding.

  4. 4 Mark A. Ryan May 15th, 2008 at 1:16 pm


    Clos des Goisses was so beautiful it didn’t take much to convey its beauty on video. The hardest part was trying to show the viewer just how steep it really is!

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