Philipponnat crafts its wines using exclusively first press juice from the finest grapes, mainly from Premier and Grand Cru plots, and is committed to harvesting grapes when they reach greater maturity than the average in the Champagne wine-growing region. A portion of the wines is fermented or matured in casks, which is exceptional for Champagne; aging in wood gives them greater complexity without in any way coarsening them. Wines are aged in the bottle on lees for three to eleven years. With a distinctive style that does not yield to trends, the House produces a range of Champagnes which are first and foremost wines: flavourful, powerful and well-balanced.
Their aromatic intensity (a particular characteristic of Pinot Noir) provides a common thread and freshness and minerality gives them their structure. This perfect balance between intensity and freshness is maintained with a low dosage. Philipponnat stores the older vintages “neck down” in the “Caveau du Trésor”, to be disgorged on request after a long aging period. The Philipponnat collection offers a full range of wines to be enjoyed on all occasions: each cuvée is well-suited to accompany haute cuisine. The range of three non-vintage and three vintage cuvées is rounded off by the prestige cuvees: Cuvée 1522 and Cuvée 1522 Rosé, Clos des Goisses and Clos des Goisses Juste Rosé.