Champagne ‘Empreinte’ Brut, Geoffroy
cépage 36% Pinot Meunier, 34% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
élevage majority (80%) vinified in oak casks of different sizes (barrique, demi-muid, large oak foudres)
sur latte 60 months
Vallee de la Marne
Last year’s ’08 was so good we kept buying and buying it until we got scared he’d cut us off. A little vogue built around it, and you won’t be disappointed with this generous ’09. 75% PN, 20% CH and 5% PM, deg 10/2015, and this really blasts those RED Cumières aromas right out of the glass; they’re nearly rugged and certainly ripe and meaty but with an intriguing vein of steel; big-scale juiciness and mouth-filling PN warmth doesn’t prime you for the lemony brightness. A buzzing chatter among its elements.
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