Champagne ‘Prestige’ Brut, Duc de Romet
The Duc de Romet, made by Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, is a delightfully balanced Blanc de Noirs made from purchased grapes from many of Geoffroy’s small-producer colleagues. This is a ND (Négociant-Distributeur), which means this is a blend from the different growers in the Vallée de la Marne who do not produce their own Champagne. The grapes are sent to the local co-op where they are fermented and then Jean-Baptiste does the final blend.
The vineyards are entirely from the village of Vandières which is along the Marne River, a few villages west of Cumières. Vandières has the same rating as Merfy, where Chartogne-Taillet is located, but the parcels here are situated in a south-eastern facing amphitheater around the village, much like Oger, which allows the grapes to become very ripe.
cépage 75% Pinot Meunier and 25% Pinot Noir
assemblage Base 2012
info/source All the fruit comes from Vandières, several miles west of Dizy, and on the same side of the Marne river. The parcels here are situated in a south-eastern facing amphitheater around the village, much like Oger, producing very ripe grapes.
élevage Stainless Steel
sur latte 18 Months