Geoffroy


Geoffroy Expression NV Brut |Brut |NV

Geoffroy

Geoffroy Expression NV Brut

Brut NV

$89.95

- Black fruited style of champagne similar to a Billecart-Salmon for example

- Sought after grower using organic and sustainable practices

- Pair with ham hock and lentils. Full description below.

Using a base of the 2012 vintage with the rest coming from 2010 reserves. Geoffroy uses a majority of the pinot's (50% meunier and 30% noir) which take charge in this cuvée, showing red delicious apple, black bramble fruits and soft plummy fruit.

The palate is juicy, generous with a filling mouthfeel and refreshing acidity on the finish from a combination of that Cumières terroir and no malolactic fermentation. This accounts for about half of Geoffroy's production which sits around 65,000 bottles.

One of the more interesting producers of champagne, Geoffroy makes champagnes worth talking about. Taking over the reins of this father Rene, Jean-Baptiste is a talented and passionate wine producer and his fanatical efforts in the vineyard followed by careful craftsmanship in the cellar have made him one of the most revered winemakers in the region.

Geoffroy is located in the grand cru region of Aÿ but the vineyards are located in Cumières which is where the vineyard was located up until recently. Red fruit rules here in wine making style which is as close to biodynamic as possible within committing to the rigours of certification. Champagnes that reflect a sense of place with real character and personality are what Geoffroy is known for. We love this producer.

This is quite a fruit-driven style of champagne with a good backbone of acidity. For something hearty, try a ham hock with lentils or for something more street, go for a toasted bagel with corned beef, pickles and mustard mayo.

About the house

One of the more interesting producers of champagne, Geoffroy makes champagnes worth talking about. Taking over the reins of this father Rene, Jean-Baptiste is a talented and passionate wine producer and his fanatical efforts in the vineyard followed by careful craftsmanship in the cellar have made him one of the most revered winemakers in the region.

Geoffroy is located in the grand cru region of Aÿ but the vineyards are located in Cumières which is where the vineyard was located up until recently. Red fruit rules here in wine making style which is as close to biodynamic as possible within committing to the rigours of certification. Champagnes that reflect a sense of place with real character and personality are what Geoffroy is known for. We love this producer.

Food suggestion

This is quite a fruit-driven style of champagne with a good backbone of acidity. For something hearty, try a ham hock with lentils or for something more street, go for a toasted bagel with corned beef, pickles and mustard mayo.

Descriptors & Texture


Pinot Noir Dominant

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation No Malolactic Fermentation Certified Ampelos

Orchard Fruit


Red Delicious Apple

Stone Fruit


Plum