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Champagne Rose de Saignee Brut, Geoffroy

cépage 69% Chardonnay and 31% Pinot Noir

info/source Cumières 1er Cru. Very chalky soil with a shallow layer of topsoil.
Selection of the best plots of Chardonnay from the terroir of
Cumières 1er Cru (‘Montagne,’ ‘Chênes,’ ‘Tournemidi’)

malo no

élevage 50% French demi-muids casks and barrique, 50% enameled tank

sur latte 84 months

Producer:
Country:
France
Region:
Champagne
Appellation:
Vallee de la Marne
Variety:
Blend- Champagne
Color:
Rose
Case Pack:
12
Bottle Size:
750
Farming Practice:
Sustainable
Import Partner:
Terry Theise

Tasting Notes

The 2009 was also disgorged à-la-minute and we tasted it without dosage. It’s 69% CH and 31% PN; exotic, fragrant and beautiful—and balanced even without dosage (though it won’t be bottled quite so naked); yellow fruits, white flowers, almost sumptuous. This is establishing a track record as one of Champagnes great wines, offering character, yumminess and value —Terry Theise

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Press & Reviews

Spectator

Score:
92
Date:
2016-09-14
Review:
A hint of malt adds a rich layer to the flavors of ripe fruit—black cherry, berries, grilled plum, whole-grain toast and smoke—all set on a refined texture. An elegant, flavorful rosé, with lovely, fine-tuned acidity. Disgorged April 2011. Drink now through 2018. 302 cases imported. –AN

Tanzer

Score:
92
Date:
2013-12-20
Review:
(all 2010 wine from Cumieres; disgorged in February, 2013 after 30 months on its lees): Light, bright pink. Spicy red berries, potpourri and smoky minerals on the highly perfumed nose. The palate offers sappy raspberry and musky cherry pit flavors that show a refreshingly bitter edge. The spicy quality comes back on the finish, which clings with excellent tenacity and focus.

Burghound

Score:
91
Date:
2013-10-15
Review:
An exuberantly fruity nose of
strawberry, raspberry and cherry leads to utterly delicious, intense and well-detailed flavors that are supported by a moderately
firm mousse that possesses a relatively fine bead, particularly for a rosé, all wrapped in a clean and agreeably dry finish that
exudes a subtle saline character. This is really lovely as it’s both bracing and refreshing plus it displays fine depth. This could
be enjoyed now or held for a few years first.

Vinous Media

Score:
90
Date:
2013-11-01
Review:
The NV Brut Rosé de Saignée is a bit more delicate and forward in its bouquet than the Blanc de Rose. Here the flavors are of course much more Pinot-inflected, with hints of earthiness, sweet tobacco and dried flowers that caress the palate. I especially like the way the Rosé de Saignée blossoms on the mid-palate and finish. Today, the Rosé de Saignée is a bit more accessible than the Blanc de Rose, but also slightly more forward as well. This bottle was disgorged in February 2013.