Geoffroy Rosé de Saignée Brut
|Cépages: 100% Pinot Noir|
|Assemblage: 100% 2015|
|Vineyard/Village: Cumières 1er Cru and Hautvillers 1er Cru|
|Elevage:Maceration for 60-65 hours in open oak vats, fermentation in stainless steel|
|En Tirage Aging: 42 months|
Vallee de la Marne
|SKU||Case Size||Bottle Size|
ResourcesRequest a shelf talker/case card
Press & Reviews
Disgorged in June 2019, the latest release of Geoffroy's perennial superb NV Brut Premier Cru Rosé de Saignée is derived entirely, like its predecessor, from the 2014 vintage. On the nose, this release is similar to the 2018 disgorgment, but it's even more aromatically complex, with aromas of warm bread, linden and honeycomb complementing the signature scents of red berries, orange rind and spices. On the palate, the wine is deep, full-bodied and incisive, with ripe but racy acids, a concentrated core of fruit and a precise, elegantly chalky finish; indeed, this is a bit more controlled and less boisterous than last year's edition. While the difference isn't quite enough to merit an extra point, I do prefer this new release, and it comes warmly recommended.
(all 2010 wine from Cumieres; disgorged in February, 2013 after 30 months on its lees): Light, bright pink. Spicy red berries, potpourri and smoky minerals on the highly perfumed nose. The palate offers sappy raspberry and musky cherry pit flavors that show a refreshingly bitter edge. The spicy quality comes back on the finish, which clings with excellent tenacity and focus.
The NV Brut Rosé de Saignée is a bit more delicate and forward in its bouquet than the Blanc de Rose. Here the flavors are of course much more Pinot-inflected, with hints of earthiness, sweet tobacco and dried flowers that caress the palate. I especially like the way the Rosé de Saignée blossoms on the mid-palate and finish. Today, the Rosé de Saignée is a bit more accessible than the Blanc de Rose, but also slightly more forward as well. This bottle was disgorged in February 2013.