Slide TRADITIONNEL CUMIÈRES ROUGE The red wines produced in Champagne enjoy a reputation dating back to the early history of the region. It is really only thanks to the quality of the Terroir that we can make red wine at all in Cumières. The soils, where chalk or clay-chalk dominates in some places, flinty grindstone in others, are perfectly suited to the morello-cherry-tasting Pinots typical of Cumières. The task of making a red wine In such a northerly location as that of our vineyard varies in difficulty from one year to the next. That is why our policy is to adjust the quantity of red we make according to the quality of the vintage. Some years we make no Cumieres Rouge at all. It was Roger Geoffroy who first began to make this wine. Sixty years on we enjoy more proving that the Champagne region is also a great Terroir for red wine.
Cumières rouge pinot noir 2015
19 September 2019
Terre Millésime 2008
8 November 2018

CUVÉE :
Cumières Rouge traditionnel

TERROIR :
Clay and lime, with fragments of flint
Selection of very early-ripening plots above Cumières
Average age of the vines: 45 years

BLEND :
Blend of 3 or 4 years
100% Pinot Noir

FORMATS :
Half-bottle and bottle

WINEMAKING :

Harvested and rigorously sorted by hand. Maceration and winemaking in an open oak vat with immersed cap. Matured for 10 months in demi-muid casks and barrels before aging in stainless steel vats, in the cellar at a constant temperature. Malolactic fermentation in barrels; no fining, no filtering.

TASTING :

Colour: brilliant, deep red. The nose is typical of the Pinot Noirs of the Terroir of Cumieres with some morello cherry (griotte) coming through.
In the mouth a smooth balance is formed between red fruits and silky, delicate tannins.

PAIRING :

The delicate structure of this Cumières Rouge makes it ideal to accompany white meats (roast veal, guinea fowl…). When served at a temperature of 12° C, it goes surprisingly well with some fish dishes, such as turbot with its jus.

WINEMAKING :

Harvested and rigorously sorted by hand. Maceration and winemaking in an open oak vat with immersed cap. Matured for 10 months in demi-muid casks and barrels before aging in stainless steel vats, in the cellar at a constant temperature. Malolactic fermentation in barrels; no fining, no filtering.

TASTING :

Colour: brilliant, deep red. The nose is typical of the Pinot Noirs of the Terroir of Cumieres with some morello cherry (griotte) coming through.
In the mouth a smooth balance is formed between red fruits and silky, delicate tannins.

PAIRING :

The delicate structure of this Cumières Rouge makes it ideal to accompany white meats (roast veal, guinea fowl…). When served at a temperature of 12° C, it goes surprisingly well with some fish dishes, such as turbot with its jus.

Champagne Pureté Brut nature

PRESS REVIEWS

2014 – Guide Hachette : 1 star
2014 – Tyson Stelzer – Australia : 93/100
Stephen Tanzer’s – USA: 91/100
Wine Advocate – USA: 87/100