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Champagne Meunier Millesime Les Tiersaudes 1er Cru by Rene Geoffroy 2013

Champagne Meunier Millesime Les Tiersaudes 1er Cru

by Rene Geoffroy 2013

Producer : René Geoffroy

Region : Champagne (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 3 x 750ml

Food Pairing : Scallop

Tasting Notes

"The 2013 Extra Brut Tiersaudes is 100% Meunier from the Tiersaudes lieu-dit in Cumières. Creamy, ample and super-expressive, the Tiersaudes is full of Meunier character. Fermentation in barrel for most of the lots seems to really amplify those signatures beautifully. Spice, ginger, orchard fruit and hazelnut are all very nicely woven together. The Brut Nature style works quite well, as the wine has plenty of richness on its own. Disgorged: April, 2018."

93 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Meda, December 2019

Specs

Bottles Per Case 3 Pack
Point Score 93
Cellaring Drink Now or Cellar
Sweetness Descriptor D - Dry See Sweetness Chart
Bottle Size 750ml
Producer René Geoffroy
Region Champagne (France), France (France)
Vintage 2013
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes Pinot Meunier
Food Pairing Scallop
Descriptors Floral, Fruity, Mineral
Wine Type Sparkling
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Medium
Price of Case $449.97

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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