FR-KRG-01-NV

Geoffroy 'Expression' Brut

Cépage 28% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Noir, 41% Meunier
Assemblage 49% 2015 and 51% Perpetual reserve started in 1970
Source Cumières 1er Cru and Hautvillers
Malo No
Elevage Enameled tank and French oak foudre for the reserve wine
Sur latte 42 months

Approximately 50% of this wine each year comes from a perpetual cuvée started by Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy’s father, René in 1970. This makes it the oldest and most complex blend of vintages in any non-vintage wine we work with. For the base of Expression, half of the total perpetual cuvée is drawn off from two large concrete vats and replaced with the current harvests’ wine. Small amounts of wine from every vintage stretching from the year the Beatles broke up, through the last harvest is in these vatsthis is a 50 year old reserve. When you taste this wine, think about the history in the glass and how rare it is to have a non-vintage wine this complex and layered.

Producer:
Vintage:
NV
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Farming Practice:
Sustainable

Tasting Notes

Ripe and fragrant, with an expressive bouquet that releases beautiful aromas of apple sauce, enhanced with notes of vanilla.

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Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
90
Date:
2020-04-30
Review:
Disgorged in July 2019, the latest release of Geoffroy's NV Brut Expression delivers an inviting bouquet of pear, yellow apples, fresh pastry and hints of honeycomb. Medium to full-bodied, bright and incisive, it's a chiseled, precise wine with a charming core of fruit, bright acids and a pinpoint mousse, concluding with a delicately chalky finish. It will show even better after another year or two on cork.

Vinous Media

Score:
92
Date:
2020-11-18

Wine & Spirits

Score:
93
Date:
2020-10-06