The brilliant Juste Rosé was added to the portfolio in 1999, and this 2008 is only the seventh release. The wine is based on the same blend as the Clos des Goisses 2008—58% Pinot Noir and 42% Chardonnay—yet also includes an addition of still Pinot Noir wine, made from the ripest fruit of the Clos des Goisses. Less than 3,000 bottles are produced in a given year, and the wine is then aged for nine years and only put on the market when perfectly mature.
The 2008 was disgorged in March 2019, around 14 months after the Clos des Goisses bottling. It’s a stunning wine as the notes below make clear.
“The 2008 Extra Brut Clos des Goisses Juste Rosé is a fabulous forthcoming release from Philipponnat, opening in the glass with aromas of rose petals, warm bread, red berries, papaya and spices. On the palate, it’s full-bodied, ample and layered, with an incisive spine of acidity, excellent concentration and a tight-knit core, concluding with a long, intense and chalky finish. This is still a very youthful, tensile rosé and patience will be required of anyone hoping to drink it at its peak of maturity.” 98+ points, William Kelley, The Wine Advocate
“The 2008 Clos des Goisses Juste Rosé is terrific. Over the last few months, the Juste Rosé has really come into its own. In most vintages, Just Rosé leans towards the airy side of the spectrum, but the 2008 packs a serious punch of both fruit depth and overall intensity as well as structure. Citrus, floral, mineral and blood orange notes add brightness and energy to a core of dense Pinot fruit in this deceptively pale yet beautifully resonant Rosé from Philipponnat. The 2008 finishes with tremendous depth and pure class. It is the best vintage of this wine yet.” 95 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous