Geoffroy


Geoffroy Volupte '09 |Vintage |2009

Geoffroy

Geoffroy Volupte '09

Vintage 2009

$159.95

- A Mono-cru style of champagne which means coming from one plot

- Sought after grower using organic and sustainable practices

- Pair with Pan seared Sea-Bass with lemon butter, capers and roast potatoes

A blend of 69 percent chardonnay and 31 percent pinot noir, this is the last version of Volupté to include pinot noir, and from 2010 on Geoffroy has turned this cuvée into a Cumières blanc de blancs.

It’s an outstanding wine, combining a rich depth of ripe fruit with a vibrantly chalky minerality, and feeling remarkably exuberant and energetic.

The texture is particularly silky and fine, which seems to be a hallmark of Geoffroy’s recent releases, and the finish is fragrant, subtle and long. Peter Liem 

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