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Champagne Empreinte Blanc de Noirs 1er Cru Brut

by Rene Geoffroy 2015

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Producer : René Geoffroy

Region : Champagne (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Caviar, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms, White Meat

Tasting Notes

This Champagne bears the hallmark of the Pinot Noir variety from the heart of the Cumières Terroir. Geoffroy aims to offer the best expression of Pinot Noir from several different plots of the Terroir each year. This Champagne owes its complexity and its substance to the chalky clay soil and then reveals an elegance that typifies the great Terroirs.


On the nose there is a flattering bouquet of complex red fruit aromas.  The Champagne is airy, bright and vigorous in the mouth.  Great freshness and generous doses of strawberry and redcurrant are punctuated by hints of fragrant flowers, such as peonies. It maintains a beautiful balance with a persistent finish.

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness Descriptor XD - Extra Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer René Geoffroy
Region Champagne (France), France (France)
Alcohol 12.5% alc./vol.
Style Sparkling
Vintage 2015
Farming Method Traditional
Grapes 100% Pinot Noir
Food Pairing Caviar, Salted or Marinated Mushrooms, White Meat
Descriptors Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Sparkling
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $509.94

The Producer

René Geoffroy

The roots of the Geoffroy family date back to the 17th century. Cumières, a village in the heart of the Vallée de la Marne is where this line of winemakers is rooted. The few acres of vineyards that our ancestors cultivated and handed down from generation to generation provide the link to our Champagnes.

At the beginning of the 1950s Roger Geoffroy and his wife Julienne decided to take the plunge into winemaking and produced their first bottles: the Roger Geoffroy brand was born. René Geoffroy, their son, who loved the land, soon succeeded his father, who died suddenly and too young. An owner-grower to his soul, he acquired new vines, and with the help of his wife Bernadette, they developed and promoted their brand.

At the end of the 1980s, Jean-Baptiste joined the family estate. After completing his education at viticultural school, he perfected his craft working side by side with his father and his father’s cousin Pierrot. In 2008, Jean-Baptiste and his wife Karine decided to relocate both the winemaking and commercial operations of Champagne Geoffroy business to Ay, to a property built in the late 19thcentury.

Continuing the long family tradition, the next chapter in the family’s work will be written by their five daughters, Margaux, Sacha, Rosalie, Colombine and Azalée, the successors of the third generation. This new generation of winemakers is growing up inspired by new prospects, new ideas and precious experience.

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