Rene Geoffroy Rosé de Saignée
One of the rare Champagnes elaborated by rosé de Saignée 100% Pinot Noir.
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The Geoffroy House has its origins dating back to the early 17th century on the lands of the commune of Cumières, in the heart of the Vallée de la Marne. Since then, the winegrowing know-how has been passed on from generation to generation and today, Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy and his wife Karine, accompanied by their daughters, watch over their 14 hectares vineyard with passion. They produce Champagnes "of winemaker" as we like to say, that is to say authentic and bearers of a history that is found even in their taste of terroir.
What is the history of the Geoffroy House?
The Village of Cumières is the anchor of the Geoffroy family in the 17th century. Generations follow one another but it is really only in the early 1950s that René Geoffroy and his wife Julienne decide to elaborate their own Champagne, thus the Geoffroy brand is born. Their son René succeeded his parents at the head of the company and acquired new parcels of vines in order to develop his business properly. His son Jean-Baptiste took over at the end of the 1980s, having graduated in viticulture and oenology. With his wife Karine, he decided to transfer the activity of Maison Geoffroy to Aÿ in 2008. Today, they gradually transmit their passion and know-how to their 5 daughters who will embody a fifth generation of winemakers.
What is the terroir of Maison Geoffroy?
The vineyard of Maison Geoffroy covers 14 hectares on the hillsides of Damery, Hautvillers, Fleury la rivière and especially Cumières. Cumières is a village that is classified as Premier Cru, between the river la marne and rugged southeast facing hillsides. The grape variety is 42% Pinot Noir, 39% Pinot Meunier and 19% Chardonnay, and the oldest plot was planted in 1926, with the vines having an average age of 20 years.
The soils are chalky for the Chardonnay, clay-limestone for the Pinot Meunier and clay-siliceous for the Pinot Noir.
The wines are aged for the most part in oak tuns and then aged in bottles in the house's chalky cellars nearly 15 meters deep.
The emblematic cuvées of Maison Geoffroy
Each cuvée of Maison Geoffroy is the identity of a great terroir, asserting a character of its own.
The cuvée Expression Brut Premier Cru reflects the style of Maison Geoffroy, being lively, iodized and with a beautiful aromatics centered on floral and vanilla notes. It will be perfect with an aperitif or shellfish.
What if you succumbed to the very original Blanc de Rose Extra brut Premier Cru, made by a bleeding of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in parity and imagined by Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy. A very greedy Champagne Rosé, with beautiful notes of citrus, grenadine and lemon zest. Mineral and fresh, it will satisfy summer aperitifs as well as raw fish dishes such as sushi or carpaccios.
Let's introduce the 2010 Cuvée Terre Millésimé, a blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the oldest parcels in the vineyard. A finely constructed Champagne, deep and with an aromatics carried on the flower and vanilla, ideal to accompany refined dishes.
Description Rene Geoffroy Rosé de Saignée.
One of the rare champagnes made by bleeding from exclusively Pinot Noir grapes. Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy practices this art in the tradition of the many generations of this family.
After a few hours of maceration, the wine turns ruby red and this master champagne maker stops the maceration, which requires an extraordinary expertise.
The dress is bright ruby red
The nose is a freshly picked spring bouquet: rose, peony...then wild strawberry, raspberry and as a last touch blackberry.
The mouth reflects the fragrances of the nose: red berries.
An unforgettable memory on a peach soup with marrat or gariguette strawberries, even better with wild strawberries.
Will also go very well on a pan of scallops or a sole meunière.
To be kept only one or two years in the cellar in order to preserve all the youth of this champagne and its aromas of small red fruits.