Cépage 28% Chardonnay, 31% Pinot Noir, 41% Meunier
Assemblage 66% 2013 and 34% 2012
Source Cumières 1er Cru and Hautvillers, average age of the vines is 20 years
Elevage Enameled tank and French oak foudre for the reserve wine
Sur latte 36 months
The Geoffroy family have been winemakers since the seventeenth century and the property has stayed in the family for almost 400 years, uninterrupted. In addition to prime parcels in Cumières, the family has holdings in Damery, Hautvillers, and Dizy.
This wine is extroverted and flavorsome yet also detailed and silky. Meunier shows as soy and shiitakes. The Chardonnay component is increasing over the years. The wine is classic Cumières, ripe and smoky—it’s some of the steepest and warmest land in all of Champagne—yet it’s also high-energy because Jean-Baptiste almost never does malo. —Terry Theise