Geoffroy


Geoffroy Volupte '09 |Vintage |2009

Geoffroy

Geoffroy Volupte '09

Vintage 2009

$159.95

"Two years ago I wrote that this beautifully focused style just needs time to soften and calm down. Another two years on lees has fulfilled its promise.

Low dosage and a full serve of malic acidity in a chardonnay-focused style make for a tense and steely champagne of impressive stature. A high-strung lemon zest core is lled out with impressive complexity of g, mixed spice and ginger cake, finishing long and dry, with firm minerality and prominent acidity.

Time has made for a creamy mouthfeel and heighted vanilla nougat character, underlined with the fine chalk minerality of Cumières, drawing out a long and enticing finish. It’s wonderful now and will only get better over the next decade." Tyson Stelzer

Technical details: 58% chardonnay and 42% pinot noir from the best vineyard plots of Cumieres. Dosage is at 4 g/l and disgorged in March 2018.

Harvested and sorted by hand Traditional Coquard wine press. Only the cuvée (first juice of the pressing) is selected; vinification plot-by-plot for 45% in demi-muid casks and barrels. No malolactic fermentation to preserve freshness.

 

One of the more interesting producers of Champagne, Geoffroy makes bubbles worth talking about. Taking over the reigns 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 a wine making style which is as close to biodynamic as possible without committing to the rigors of certification. Champagnes that reflect a sense of place with real character and personality are what Geoffroy is known for. We love this producer.

Complexity is prevalent in this champagne as is spice, freshness and great mouthfeel. We would go a Cinnamon-spiced chicken with parsnip puree plus pomegranate and hazelnut salad (without the greens). If this is too fancy, try some Pan seared Sea-Bass with lemon butter, capers and roast potatoes.

About the house

One of the more interesting producers of Champagne, Geoffroy makes bubbles worth talking about. Taking over the reigns 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 a wine making style which is as close to biodynamic as possible without committing to the rigors 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

Complexity is prevalent in this champagne as is spice, freshness and great mouthfeel. We would go a Cinnamon-spiced chicken with parsnip puree plus pomegranate and hazelnut salad (without the greens). If this is too fancy, try some Pan seared Sea-Bass with lemon butter, capers and roast potatoes.

Winemaking


Barrel-fermented Barrel-maturation Certified Ampelos

Earth


Mineral

Foods


Nougat Ginger Biscuit Vanilla

Herbs & Spices


Spice