Slide EXTRA BRUT BLANC DE ROSE

This Blanc de Rose Champagne, obtained by maceration, is unique in Champagne. Most rosé Champagnes containing Chardonnay are blends. Our rosé philosophy at Champagne René Geoffroy is to make “rosé de saignée”, obtained by leeching. And that is what led us to create a “rosé de saignée” by macerating Pinot Noir and Chardonnay together in the same vat. Marrying together Chardonnay and Pinot Noir juice and keeping it in contact with the skin of both varieties reveals a hitherto undiscovered harmony, a major first in Champagne…

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CUVÉE :
Champagne Blanc de rose 1er Cru Extra Brut

TERROIR :
Clay and silt with some marl at depth for the
Pinot Noir and limestone for the Chardonnay.
Average age of the vines: 30 years

BLEND :
2013 vintage
50% Chardonnay and 50% Pinot Noir

DOSAGE REGIME :
3 g/l

FORMATS :
special antique bottle

WINEMAKING :

Harvested and sorted by hand. Co-maceration with immersed cap in open oak vats. Avoidance of malolactic fermentation.

TASTING :

Our aim when we created this new vintage was to strive for a Rosé Champagne that was different, lighter. The delicate nose reveals notes of rose and violet petals and a hint of grenadine. In the mouth the striking minerality releases aromas of mandarin orange zest and pink grapefruit. The whole is complemented by a wonderful bitterness and very pleasant freshness as it fades from the mouth.

PAIRING :

While this Blanc de Rose is prefect as an aperitif, it finds a place of honour when taken with raw fish, such as a slightly marinated carpaccio of salmon and halibut or a simple red tuna sashimi.

WINEMAKING :

Harvested and sorted by hand. Co-maceration with immersed cap in open oak vats. Avoidance of malolactic fermentation.

TASTING :

Our aim when we created this new vintage was to strive for a Rosé Champagne that was different, lighter. The delicate nose reveals notes of rose and violet petals and a hint of grenadine. In the mouth the striking minerality releases aromas of mandarin orange zest and pink grapefruit. The whole is complemented by a wonderful bitterness and very pleasant freshness as it fades from the mouth.

PAIRING :

While this Blanc de Rose is prefect as an aperitif, it finds a place of honour when taken with raw fish, such as a slightly marinated carpaccio of salmon and halibut or a simple red tuna sashimi.

Champagne Pureté Brut nature

PRESS REVIEWS

2020 Guide RVF : 89/100
2019 – Guide Bettane et Desseauve : 16/20
2019 – Guide Gault et Millau : 16.5/20
2017 – James suckling.com : 93/100
2016 – Le point – J.Dupont : 17/20
2014 – Tyson Stelzer – Australie : 91/100
Wine advocate – USA : 90/100

Blanc de rose – Extra Brut

EXTRA BRUT BLANC DE ROSE This Blanc de Rose Champagne, obtained by maceration, is unique in Champagne. Most rosé Champagnes containing Chardonnay are blends. Our rosé philosophy at Champagne René Geoffroy is to make “rosé de saignée”, obtained by leeching. And that is what led us to create a “rosé de saignée” by macerating Pinot [...]