A singular rendition of Clos des Goisses that has been produced entirely from Pinot Noir for the first time ever. The growing season was challengfing and tricky in 2011; after a warm and early start things became more turbulent throughout summer, before warmth returned in August. Harvest was early and required plenty of selection – a challenge for large scale operators, more manageable for small plots like Goisses. The result is a fascinating rendition of this great vineyard; fine boned, complex and nimble, with a beautifully clean fresh bay leaf scented, rather grown up nose that is punctuated with notes of ginger, orange zest, cool spice and fine floral notes. The palate is zesty and fresh, but with good complexity and a cleansing, savoury stony character alongside ripe notes of mango and crisp pineapple. This is a remarkable Champagne by any standars but for a 2001 is unsurpassed.