Champagne ‘Prestige’ Brut, Duc de Romet
The Duc de Romet, made by Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, is a delightfully balanced Blanc de Noirs made from purchased grapes from many of Geoffroy’s small-producer colleagues. This is a ND (Négociant-Distributeur), which means this is a blend from the different growers in the Vallée de la Marne who do not produce their own Champagne. The grapes are sent to the local co-op where they are fermented and then Jean-Baptiste does the final blend.
The vineyards are entirely from the village of Vandières which is along the Marne River, a few villages west of Cumières. Vandières has the same rating as Merfy, where Chartogne-Taillet is located, but the parcels here are situated in a south-eastern facing amphitheater around the village, much like Oger, which allows the grapes to become very ripe.
|Cépages: 75% Meunier, 25% Pinot Noir|
|Assemblage: 70% 2013, 30% reserve wine.|
|Vineyard/Village: from Vandieres and Châtillon sur Marne|
|Elevage: Stainless steel|
|En Tirage Aging: 48-50 months|