Style: Champagne, Rosé, dry and invigorating
Tasting Note: A Champagne to be enjoyed with food, heady aromas of rose, wild strawberry, red berries and black fruit, the palate follows on from the nose, with fine structure, simply full throttle, exhilarating and fun, this rosé de saignée Champagne ends with a fine lengthy finish.
Grape: Pinot Noir
Food Pairing: Perfect with a selection of canapés, Christmas cold cuts or charcuterie. A wonderful treat with grilled lobster, roast rare lamb, even game such as pheasant or grouse.
Producer: Champagne Geoffroy
Champagne Geoffroy is one of the very rare Champagne Houses that makes its rosé Champagne by “leeching” during maceration of Pinot Noir. After a few hours in contact with the skin of the grape, the juice acquires a superb and natural colour. The Geoffroy Rosé de saignée is a rarity in region.
The Geoffroy family can trace their grape growing history back to the 17th Century, like most growers in Champagne, the Geoffroys sold to négotiants. Then, in the 1950s, husband and wife Roger and Juliette took the plunge into winemaking. The current family owner and chief winemaker, Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, joined his father René in the profession in the 1980s and gradually took more control in the 1990s. Champagne Geoffroy doesn’t adhere to a specific farming code. It is not specifically organic or biodynamic. What Champagne Geoffroy’s viticulture is, however, is eco-friendly. The soil between rows is aerated by animal-drawn plough and wild grasses are allowed to propagate. Intervention is kept to a minimum.
Region: Aÿ, Vallée de la Marne, Champagne
Bottle Size: 75cl
Vegan Friendly: No
Vegetarian Friendly: No
Residual sugar: To follow shortly
Press/Review: 93 points “This is an intense, characterful wine in an extreme style, best served with food, but I loved it” Wine Advocate
Serving Temperature: 8°C-10°C