Clos des Goisses releases 2013 vintage on La Place
Champagne Philipponnat’s Clos des Goisse – which became the first prestige cuvée Champagne to be sold via La Place de Bordeaux last year – has released its 2013 vintage today.
The Clos des Goisses 2013 is available for €150 per bottle in bond ex-négoc.
It comes a year after the much- feted first release of Clos des Goisses on La Place de Bordeaux, which comprised the 2012 and 1996 vintages.
It comes a year after the much- feted first release of Clos des Goisses on La Place de Bordeaux, which comprised the 2012 vintage and the late released but newly disorged 1996 vintage.
Speaking to our Bordeaux correspondent Colin Hay recently, Charles Philipponnat said that Maison Philipponnat had initially been approached by La Place de Bordeaux, and that its coming to La Place formed part of a longer term strategy for the Champagne house.
Speaking to our Bordeaux correspondent Colin Hay recently, Charles Philipponnat said that Clos des Goisses had been approached by négociants on La Place de Bordeaux , but that it formed part of a longer term strategy for the Champagne house.
“The crucial advantage of La Place is its capacity to offer precision in the distribution, bringing the wine to a greater range and diversity of wine-lovers through the far greater capillarity of its distribution networks, while at the same time maintaining a significant focus on the very top restaurants where the image and reputation of Clos des Goisses is made,” Philipponnat told db.
He noted that it had become apparent more than 15 years ago that Clos des Goisses was a little different to other Champagne Houses “and was not purchased through the normal circuits”.
He noted that it had become apparent more than 15 years ago that Clos des Goisses was a little different to Philipponnat’s others champagnes “and was not purchased through the normal circuits”.
“For the first two releases on La Place, we have selected a very limited pool of four négociants – largely due to the small size of these initial releases,” he explained (only 13,296 and 10,723 bottles were produced of the 2012 and Clos des Goisses 2013 respectively).
volume of Clos des Goisses 2012 was 13296 bottles with the Clos des Goisses 2013 comprising 10723 bottles, 1910 magnums, and 243 jeroboams).
“We may well revisit that, with a little more volume, next year,” he added.
Philipponnat told db that he had been “very happy” with the first release, but pointed out that “this is a long-term venture and its success should not be judged simply on the basis of a single release, nor in terms of the secondary market performance of the wine alone.”
However, he argued that distributing through La Place had brought new distributors and importers, generating “significant additional demand” as well as “a price feedback effect”.
“Due to the very limited size of its production, Clos des Goisses was previously difficult for the enthusiastic collector to find. It is now much more widely distributed. That combination of rarity and the extremely fine-grained character of la place’s distribution is a perfect combination for us. It is not surprising then that it has worked so well. Our strategy now is one of continuity.”