Geoffroy


Geoffroy Ratafia (200ml) |Ratafia

Geoffroy

Geoffroy Ratafia (200ml)

Ratafia

$37.99

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

- Sought after grower using organic and sustainable practices

- Pair with fine chocolate, salted caramels or cheese. Full selection below

The great feature of this Ratafia resides in the fact that it is produced respecting ancient methods, so as to retain the primary aromas. 

This is all made with Pinot Noir and Meunier grape juice and then Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy makes his Ratafia with 60° proof 'fine de champagne' which is a distillate made from the grapes of champagne in an artisanal still.

This is an important distinction as it is not prepared with industrial alcohol. The wine is the aged for 8 months in oak barrels where it becomes softer, rounder and oh so luscious.

 

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 Ratafia is the ideal partner for creamy desserts such as a classic crème brulée, tiramisu, vanilla ice cream, a chocolate & cherry association. For the savoury bunch, try it with veined cheeses such as bleu d'Auvergne or fourme Montbrison. To keep things simple, this Ratafia provides a marvellous garnish for a perfectly ripe melon. Pairings, courtesy of the house.    

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 Ratafia is the ideal partner for creamy desserts such as a classic crème brulée, tiramisu, vanilla ice cream, a chocolate & cherry association. For the savoury bunch, try it with veined cheeses such as bleu d'Auvergne or fourme Montbrison. To keep things simple, this Ratafia provides a marvellous garnish for a perfectly ripe melon. Pairings, courtesy of the house.    

Descriptors & Texture


Rich

Foods


Honey

Stone Fruit


Cherry