This Champagne gives a sublime first impression of the Pinot Noir from the heart of the Terroir of Cumières.
Located in the heart of the Marne Valley, this family estate has been the anchor of several generations of winemakers. The domain, with its 35 plots, extends to Damery, autvilliers, Cumières and Fleury-La-Rivière. The roots of the Geoffroy family go back to the 17th century. In the early 1950s, the Roger Geoffroy brand was born. René Geoffroy, son of founder Roger Geoffroy and his wife Julienne, soon succeeds his father. Their brand is further developed together with his wife Bernadette. Over the years, Jean-Baptiste joined this family estate in 1980, together with his wife Karine.
Champagne Empreinte 1er Cru Brut
Clay and lime with some flint here and there.
Average age of the vines: 30 years.
Surface: 14 ha
55% Pinot Meunier
38% Pinot Noir
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Manual harvest with grading on the vineyard. Vinification per lot in wooden barrels. Malolactic fermentation is avoided in order to maintain its authentic and original freshness.
5 g / l
2019 - James.Suckling.com: 93/100
2019 - RVF Guide: 14.5 / 20
2018/2019 –Tyson Stelzer Guide - Australia: 91/100
2018 - Gault Millau Guide 17/20
2018 - Weinwirtschaft - Germany: 92/100
2017 - Bettane & Desseauve Guide: 16.5 / 20
Wine Advocate - USA: 91/100
Vinous - USA: 92/100
On the nose, a coated, flattering bouquet of a complex palette of aromas of red fruits; airy, bright and vigorous in the mouth. Boasting great freshness, generous doses of strawberry and redcurrant dictate, punctuated by hints of fragrant flowers, such as peonies. It maintains a beautiful balance with a persistent finish.
By virtue of its power, this Champagne Empreinte complements the expressive flavors of gastronomic cooking remarkably well. Bresse chicken with morel mushrooms, quail with grapes or a fricassee of forest mushrooms harmonize perfectly with this Champagne Empreinte, served at 11-12 ° C.