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Champagne Empreinte Brut 1er Cru by René Geoffroy 2008

Champagne Empreinte Brut 1er Cru

by René Geoffroy 2008

Producer : René Geoffroy

Region : Champagne (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Tasting Notes

"A firm, well-cut version, with a chalky bead and rich mineral character underscoring the flavors of raspberry, candied lemon zest, toasted brioche and yellow peach. Offers an expressive, spiced finish. Disgorged November 2014. Drink now through 2028."

93 points - Wine Spectator, Sept 2015

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer René Geoffroy
Region Champagne (France), France (France)
Alcohol 12.5% alc./vol.
Style Sparkling
Vintage 2008
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 15% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Meunier, 70% Pinot Noir
Wine Type Sparkling
Price of Case $384.00

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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