Rene Geoffroy Brut Champagne "Volupte" Premier Cru 2008 (Champagne, France) - [AG 92]

Rene Geoffroy Brut Champagne "Volupte" Premier Cru 2008
(Champagne, France) - [AG 92]

Regular price $142.00 Sale price $72.97 Save $69.03

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Our aim with this Champagne Volupté each year is to provide the most beautiful expression of Chardonnay grown on the soil of Cumières. To preserve the unique character of the Chardonnay, this Champagne is blended differently every year. The chalk on which the Chardonnay vines are cultivated, confers all the elegance, finesse and minerality of this grape variety on this Champagne.

Champagne with golden highlights reflections and fine light foam. On the nose, exotic fruits (pineapple, lychee, grapefruit) blend with a delicate minerality to bring a real purity. A refined and silky mouth reveals a remarkable skeleton, punctuated by delicate aromas of brioche or even fresh butter.

Ideal partner for the aperitif, this Champagne Volupté can be associated with a very fine fish such as line caught sea-bass roasted or, why not, a goat’s cheese or a parmesan. After a few years in the cellar, enjoy this Champagne with a duck foie gras duck that has been semi-cooked or seared.

Harvested and sorted by hand Traditional Coquard wine press. Only the cuvée (first juice of the pressing) is selected; vinification plot-by-plot for 45% in demi-muid casks and barrels.
Avoidance of malolactic fermentation.

SOIL : Very chalky soil with a shallow layer of topsoil.
Selection of the most beautiful plots of Chardonnay from the terroir of Cumières (Montagne, Chênes, Tournemidi)
Average Age of the vines: 35 years
BLEND : 58% Chardonnay, 42% Pinot Noir

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"Geoffroy's 2008 Brut Cuvée Volupté is pointed and tightly wound, with persistent veins of minerality that give the wine its spine. Even so, there is no shortage of breadth and pure power. With time in the glass, the fruit blossoms nicely. There is plenty of vintage 2008 character, even if the Volupté at times tilts towards the burlier side of things." - Antonio Galloni (September 2016)