Why is this Wine so Yummy?
CUVÉE : Champagne Pureté Brut nature
TERROIR : Cumières
BLEND : 35% Pinot Meunier, 35% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay 2014 and harvest + Perpetual reserve.
DOSAGE REGIME : 0 g/l
TASTING: The pure expression of the Pinot Meunier delivers fruit and fullness, with finesse and elegance provided by the other accompanying grape varieties
The perfect ripeness of the grapes gives this brut nature a spicy, iodised and smooth side that is punctuated by a pleasant freshness.
PAIRING: An undosed Champagne always makes a perfect aperitif, but try it with a few oysters, and see how it transcends the iodine hints of the shellfish. It also combines well with newer culinary trends. Its sleek frame cries out for a cuisine that respects unadulterated flavours, without artifice. Last but not least, a perfectly mature Brie de Meaux makes a pleasant companion at the end of a meal.
About Champagne Jean-Baptise 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 19th century.
Champagne Jean-Baptise Geoffroy is a member of ‘Terres et Vins de Champagne’
The Champagne Lands and Wines project was born with a real desire to share our taste for authentic Champagne wines. Champagne terroirs are subtle and sometimes difficult to analyze when tasting the wine with its bubbles.
We are 20 winegrowers driven by the same passion, convinced of the quality and diversity of our Champagne soils.
We are 20 winegrowers , of all ages and from different geographical regions, who have the common will to get together in a friendly way to share our wines and our winegrower philosophies.
We are 20 winemakers with our own convictions, our viticulture and winemaking methods in which we believe in order to be able to enhance each grape variety, each climate, each year.
Once a year, we suggest that you experience the latest vintage on more than 30 different terroirs. You will also be able to taste the future vintages available after their foaming. The tasting “Terres et Vins de Champagne” is unique in Champagne, it stands out as the meeting place between enthusiasts united around honest wines made by women and men in the field.
FYI – The 20 are a Who’s Who of Grower Champagne Producers
In the Vineyard
Exceptional wines are made from exceptional grapes and so our goal is to allow each vine to flourish to preserve its unique flavours and truly reflect the Terroir.
Geoffroy’s priority is to preserve and enhance the life of the soil. This marks out the rhythm of our work, day in day out. In order to keep our interventions to a minimum we plough, to aerate the soil and avoid using herbicides, let multiple grasses varieties grow spontaneously, use organic manure and simply observe the vines.
Only grapes from these vines infuse the soul of the Terroir into the heart of the wine.
In the Winery
Harvested and sorted by hand. Traditional Coquard wine press.
In Geoffroy’s new winery in Aÿ they use gravity alone to transfer the juice from the press to the winemaking tanks. The juice flows slowly, weightlessly, into enamelled vats, tuns, barrels and demi-muid casks, each selected according to the potential of each grape.
Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy avoids malolactic fermentation in order to maintain his champagne’s original and authentic freshness, as he strives to preserve as far as possible what nature has provided.
Blends are determined by tasting alone and according to the Geoffroy’s unique and personal taste. Once filled the bottles are stored in deep chalk cellars for between 3 and 8 years depending on the vintages. The final flourish that takes place in the cellar is the “dosage”, which demands great care and integrity to enhance the palatability of the champagne.
Where in the World is Champagne Geoffroy?
Champagne Geoffroy is base in Cumieres in the Vallée de la Marne with additional holdings in Hautvillers, Damery and Fleury-la-Rivière.
The map below shows the main sub-regions of Champagne
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From left to right Champagne vineyards by Soil Type, Aspect and Dominant Varietal
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