RENE GEOFFROY Champagne 1er Cru Brut "Rose de Saignee" NV
Wine Region: Champagne - France
Grape: Pinot Noir
Tasting notes: The "Rose de Saignee" is a rarity in champagne. From a ruby red hue colour, the Champagne's nose is a spring bouquet: rose, wild strawberry, raspberry and later blackberry, combine perfectly to offer the taster aromas, which would be unexpected in normal rose champagne. The mouth follows on from the nose, with the Pinot Noir structure leaving at a convincing vinosity at the finish. This Champagne is best enjoyed young to take full advantage of the aroma of small, fresh and crisp red berries by its freshness.
About the winery: At the beginning of the '50s, Roger Geoffroy and his wife Julienne decided to take the plunge into winemaking and produced their first bottles: the Roger Geoffroy brand was born. Champagne Geoffroy is one of the very rare Maisons that makes its rose Champagne bu « Saignee » (leeching) during maceration of Pinot Noir. After a few hours in contact with the grape's skin, the juice acquires a superb and natural colour, becoming intoxicated with subtle yet deep red fruit aromas.
Expert Rating: Wine Advocate: 93/100
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