Geoffroy avoid malolactic fermentation and tastes every single bottle of their vintage
Champagne (some 6,000 bottles) and, are one of the very few Houses that produce
their Rosé using the “saignée method” in their vineyards in the Vallée de la Marne. Enjoying the
reputation of being one of best in Champagne, they also produce red wine -
in the heart of the great Marne Valley since the 17th century, the terroir lies
at the centre of their activity. Constantly motivated by the desire to preserve
the best of what Nature can offer, Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, like all his
forebears, avoids malolactic fermentation, so that the champagne keeps all its
original freshness. In so doing he is prepared to take certain risks, choosing
to affirm the natural difference of his Champagnes.
and fragrant, its expressive bouquet releases beautiful aromas of apple compote,
ornamented with hints of vanilla. The first impression in the mouth is full of
finesse, with full fruit flavours. In the finale, a superb freshness.
a dosage of 35 grams per litre, the yearlong ageing process results in a
remarkable harmony between the sugar and the substance of the wine and so
reveals satisfying flavours of pastries and nougat in the mouth.
vinification is all done in oak barrels. On the nose, a seductive bouquet
intertwining a complex range of red fruit aromas. The mouth is airy, lively and vigorous. With
great freshness, it imposes rich flavours of strawberry and redcurrant,
punctuated with hints of highly scented flowers like peonies. Lovely balance
and persistent finale.
Rosé de Saigné Brut - Premier Cru 100%
red tints to please the eye. The nose provides a whole bouquet of aromas.
Roses, wild strawberries and raspberries combine in perfect harmony. The mouth,
utterly charming, confirms the promise of the nose. The finale has sumptuous
juices from the Tête De Cuvée
produced by grapes harvested from vines more than 30 years old, vinified
entirely in oak barrels. A Champagne with golden yellow tints and a fine and
light foam. The nose, of white flowers, white-fleshed fruit and delicate
mineral notes, expresses all the purity of this champagne. The silky mouth,
with buttery notes, reveals remarkable structure.
Blanc de Rose Jean-Baptiste
Brut - Premier Cru (Rosé de
Saigné) 50% Pinot Noir 50% Chardonnay
A lighter Rosé Champagne. The delicacy of the nose unveils rose
petal notes and a hint of grenadine. On the palate, the remarkable minerality
releases aromas of pink grapefruit and mandarin peel. All this is complemented
by a superb bitterness and a very pleasant, fresh aftertaste.
Millésime 2004 Extra Brut - Premier Cru 65%
Pinot Noir 35%
harvest time, only grapes from the oldest areas of the vineyards are selected,
thereby giving the wine the fullest expression of the identity of the terroir.
When the grapes are pressed, the Tête de Cuvée juice is exclusively selected.
Only oak barrels are used for vinification. There is no malolactic
fermentation, thus retaining all the natural acidity of the grape. A light
fining is carried out prior to bottling, but there is no filtration.
Cumières Rouge 100% Pinot Noir
Cumières Rouge 2008 100% Pinot Meunier
Cumières Rouge 2006 100% Pinot Noir
Champagne René Geoffroy also produces red wine - Cumières Rouge. Enjoying the reputation of
being one of best in Champagne, they produce their Cumières Rouge in three styles:
the Traditionnel - a blend from wines that are three to four years old; complemented by a Pinot Noir 2006 and Pinot
Meunier 2008. With a brilliant, deep red colour and a nose that typifies the
grapes from the terroir of Cumières, the mixed red fruit and the silky,
delicate tannins form a delicious floral and spicy balance on the palate.
Ratafia de Champagne
18° of alcohol of this vin de liqueur is the result of the marriage of Fine de
Champagne with sugar-rich grape juice. Perfect as an aperitif or with desserts,
this wine offers a note of sweetness and an irresistible aromatic flavour.
René Geoffroy Champagnes are available in the UK, Baltic &