Champagne Rene Geoffroy Premier Cru Extra Brut "Terre" Millesime 2008

$199.99

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Alcohol: 12,5%

Grape(s): 70% Pinot noir, 10% Meunier and 10% Chardonnay

Localization: Ay, Champagne, France

Tasting Notes: The complex nose lets aromas of red and blackcurrant and cherry burst out, mixed with a delicate and sensual oakiness and underpinned by vanilla, cinnamon, and pear. Attractive scents of citrus (lemon, mandarin), peach, and roasted apricot close this superb olfactory experience. The attack on the palate is pure and of rare density, punctuated by a savory minerality. It is then the turn of the Chardonnay to reveal its palette of buttery brioche and toast notes, which slip over into coffee and chocolate. Its smooth and creamy effervescence turns this Champagne into a great wine.

Notes: Limited edition of 2550 bottles and 291 magnums – special antique bottle

Food pairing: Dyed in the wool champagne lovers will appreciate this Vintage Champagne as an aperitif.

But this great wine can be matched with unusual dishes such as a sea urchin and crab “nage” with saffron, a risotto with truffles and parmesan, or a superb piece of lightly grilled beef

The Domain: The roots of the Geoffroy family date back to the 17th century. Cumières, a village in the heart of the Vallée de la Marne is where this line of winemakers is rooted. The few acres of vineyards that our ancestors cultivated and handed down from generation to generation provide the link to our Champagnes.

At the beginning of the 1950s, Roger Geoffroy and his wife Julienne decided to take the plunge into winemaking and produced their first bottles: the Roger Geoffroy brand was born. René Geoffroy, their son, who loved the land, soon succeeded his father, who died suddenly and too young. An owner-grower to his soul, he acquired new vines, and with the help of his wife Bernadette, they developed and promoted their brand.

At the end of the 1980s, Jean-Baptiste joined the family estate. After completing his education at viticultural school, he perfected his craft working side by side with his father and his father’s cousin Pierrot. In 2008, Jean-Baptiste and his wife Karine decided to relocate both the winemaking and commercial operations of Champagne Geoffroy business to Ay, to a property built in the late 19thcentury.

Continuing the long family tradition, the next chapter in the family’s work will be written by their five daughters, Margaux, Sacha, Rosalie, Colombine, and Azalée, the successors of the third generation. This new generation of winemakers is growing up inspired by new prospects, new ideas, and precious experience.