Philipponnat’s NV Royale Reserve Non-Dose made its debut in 2009 as a subtle variant on the house’s traditional NV style. This cuvee is essentially identical to the NV Royale Reserve, with no dosage added at disgorgement. Pinot Noir dominates the cuvee, and up to 40% of the blend is reserve wines, which are held in oak until needed and are blended into the Royale Reserve style to retain freshness and consistency.
“A crisp, dry style, balanced with rich nut and yeast aromas as well as toast and honey flavours. This firms up on the finish, where hops and malt accents linger.” – 89/100 – Wine Spectator
REVIEWS & AWARDS
“Deep yellow/gold colour. Taut, warm, toasty and herby, with a lovely savoury, fruity quality and good acidity. This avoids being at all harsh, with a honeyed, toasty richness and a dry palate. Nicely complex. 91/100.” – Les Caves de Pyrene