“Empriente” by René Geoffroy

“Empriente” by René Geoffroy

Empriente by René Geoffroywine: “Empriente” by René Geoffroy
grapes: 76% Pinot Noir, 13% Chardonnay and 11% Pinot Meunier
region: Vallée de la Marne, Champagne, premier cru (1er Cru)

regional information
The vineyards of Champagne are planted on chalky limestone soils, which retain heat and provide excellent water regulation for the vine and when the winemaker knows what they are doing – and just about all of them do – the resultant wines are focused, intense and full of persisting flavor and elegant texture. The three permitted grapes in Champagne are Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier and these may be blended together (or not) in any percentage.

Based on a more in-depth study of the region’s soil structure, Champagne is further divided into five main areas:
1) Montagne de Reims
2) Vallée de la Marne
3) Côte des Blancs
4) Côte de Sézanne
5) l’Aube (Côte des Bars)

Within specific regions of Champagne, qualifying wines can be classified as
• grand cru (great growth)
• premier cru (first growth)
• cru

winery information
The Geoffroy family has been making wine since the 17th century, and the land they have farmed in Champagne has been in the family for almost 400 years (!) Father and son team René and Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy take extreme care to make bubbly to the best of their ability – and it shows. Consistent highly rated wines are the result of sustainably farmed, carefully pruned, hand-picked and sorted grapes and a savoir- faire that has been passed down from generation to generation.

critics ratings
94 Points, Stephen Tanzer
“The 2007 Brut Empreinte is drop-dead gorgeous. Rich, layered, intense and beautiful, the 2007 impresses for its texture and volume. Nothing at all sticks out in a Champagne endowed with superb richness and layer after layer of flavor. Dried flowers, hazelnuts and spices add complexity on the finish, but the 2007 is a wine of texture above all else. This is a great showing…”

Empriente by René Geoffroy

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