Philipponant "Blanc de Noir, Extra Brut" 2012

100% Pinot noir
A sparkling - traditional method white wine from the Champagne region of France.

Balanced, round. Fragrant notes, biscuit and pastry.

Tasting Notes

The 2012 Philipponant Blanc de Noir, Extra Brut is balanced and fragrant both on the nose and on the palate.

Notes of biscuit and pastry come to the nose and are present on the palate too.

The mouthfeel is round, full yet a nice acidity gives this Champagne a great structure.

The finish is pleasant, long.

Score 92

My score / points

Philipponant "Blanc de Noir, Extra Brut" 2012
Blanc de Noir, Extra Brut (2012) Review
Estate making Blanc de Noir, Extra Brut Estate Philipponant
Blanc de Noir, Extra Brut (2012) Label Blanc de Noir, Extra Brut
Style of Blanc de Noir, Extra Brut Style White & Sparkling - Traditional Method
Country of Philipponant Country France
Region of Philipponant Region Champagne
Grape blend of Blanc de Noir, Extra Brut Grapes Pinot noir
Vintage of Blanc de Noir, Extra Brut Vintage 2012
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Traditional method

Traditional Method is one of the ways winemakers produce sparkling wines. It’s also known as Classical Method, Méthod Classique, Champenoise Method or Méthode Champenoise.

This wine making process is long and laborious but results in some of the most celebrated wines in the world. Traditional method is used to produce Champagne in France, Franciacorta and Trento DOC in Italy, Cava in Spain….

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Champagne is a sparkling wine from France. While the word Champagne can be used to refer to any sparkling wine, it is illegal in the EU and some countries to label any product Champagne unless it comes from the Champagne wine region of France and is made according to the appellation’s regulations. This alcoholic beverage is made from particular grape varieties grown in the Champagne region, according to rules that include, among other things, specific vineyard practices, grape sourcing exclusively from specified locations within the Champagne region, specific grape-pressing methods, and secondary fermentation of the wine in the bottle to cause carbonation.

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Pinot noir

Red wine grape variety

Pinot noir is a type of red wine grape that belongs to the Vitis vinifera genus. It’s also probable that the name refers to wines produced mainly from Pinot noir grapes. The name comes from the words “pine” and “black” in French. The name pine refers to the grape variety’s tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped fruit bunches.

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