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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
Malo: yes
Elevage: Stainless steel
En Tirage Aging: 48-50 months
Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
White
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Import Partner:
Terry Theise
UPC:
3-584873-000017

Tasting Notes

The Duc de Romet Brut is a Blanc de Noirs of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. It’s 75% Meunier and 25% Pinot Noir.

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Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
91
Date:
2015-08-05
Review:
A fine, creamy mousse defines this elegant version, underscored by a chalky note of minerality and offering subtle notes of patisserie apple, blanched almond, fresh ginger and a hint of crystallized honey. Disgorged December 2012. Drink now through 2020. –AN