Geoffroy 'Blanc de Rose' Brut
cépage 50% Pinot Noir / 50% Chardonnay (co-macerated)
assemblage 100% 2012
info/source Cumières 1er Cru (Clay and silt with some marl and
depth for the Pinot Noir and limestone for the Chardonnay).Average age of the vines is 30 years.
élevage 100% Enameled tank
sur latte 36 months
Vallee de la Marne
Press & Reviews
(a co-fermented 50/50 blend of pinot noir and chardonnay, all from 2010, aged for 30 months on its lees and disgorged in January of 2013): Pale, bright orange. Fresh raspberry and orange zest on the fragrant nose, which becomes spicier and toastier with air. Deep, focused and powerful, offering vibrant red berry and candied licorice flavors and a touch of rose pastille. Gains minerality on the impressively long finish, with the spicy qualities repeating emphatically.
Juniper berries, wild herbs, spices and mint are some of the many notes that emerge from the NV Brut Blanc de Rose. A beguiling, complex, eccentric wine, the Blanc de Rose is super expressive in its aromatics, but it is much more tightly wound in its structure. There is so much to like here, but readers need to be patient. The Blanc de Rose is steely and classic in its austerity, but also impeccable in its balance. Geoffroy crafts this wine from a co-fermentation of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, an unusual approach in Champagne, but one that works beautifully here. This bottle was disgorged in January 2013.