The Volupte is a Chardonnay based Champagne that makes you think of great white Burgundy (he gets barrels from PYCM!) This is a favorite of ours!
“The Geoffroy family have been winemakers since the seventeenth century and the property has stayed in the family for almost 400 years, uninterrupted. In addition to prime parcels in Cumières, the family has holdings in Damery, Hautvillers, and Dizy. They aim for the highest possible quality and ferment the wines in oak barrels for their Cuvée Sélectionnée [now called Cuvée Empreinte] and Brut Prestige [now called Cuvée Volupté]. The wines don’t go through malolactic fermentation, which gives them the nerve and aging potential that most Cumières Champagnes lack. When you talk to the well-educated young Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, you understand that this is a family that cares passionately about wine.”
-Richard Juhlin, 4000 Champagnes
Cepage: 80% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Noir, 10% Pinot Meunier
Disgorged: January 23, 2018.
Vineyard/Villages: Cumières, Damery, Hautvillers, and Dizy
Elevage: 46% in used barrique from Pierre Yves Colin Morey in Burgundy
Aging: 60 months
Variety: Blend Champagne