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PHILIPPONNAT, CLOS DE GOISSES
Philipponnat owns 18 hectares of vines all in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, Aÿ, Avenay Val d’Or and Mutigny. Mareuil-sur-Aÿ makes up the majority of the house’s holdings, and unsurprisingly, is the location of the house’s infamous 5.5-hectare Clos des Goisses, This could very well be champagne’s most renowned vintage-dated, single-vineyard champagne. Purchased by Pierre Philipponnat in 1935, Clos des Goisses is a steep, south-facing vineyard, which contributes to a slightly warmer, earlier ripening wine. This ideal placement means that Clos des Goisses thrives even in unsuccessful vintages and that the resulting wine is long-lived and of singular character.