2016 Rene Geoffroy Brut Empreinte Champagne, France

2016 Rene Geoffroy Brut Empreinte Champagne, France



Appropriately named, as “Empriente” means to mark, imprint, footmark, footprint, impression.  This Champagne certainly makes a wonderful impression!

“Fresh and focused, with a minerally underpinning and a creamy, well-knit mix of Gala apple, slivered almond and toast point flavors, plus hints of cherry blossoms and pink grapefruit pith. Lingering, lacy finish. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Disgorged November 2022. Drink now through 2028. 100 cases imported.” – 93 points, Wine Spectator

Cépage 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay

Village/vyd Cumières 1er Cru; Clay and sandstone
with deep chalk

No Malolactic

Elevage 75% in oak (demi muid and barrique), 25% in
enamel tanks

Sur Lies; 54 Months

After disgorgment, dosage is one gram/liter.