Their Story: The Geoffroy family has been growing grapes in the village of Cumières since the 1600s. Today Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy has a reputation for viticultural rigor, and as Robert Parker says “it certainly shows through in wines of impressively consistent clarity and complexity.”
Today, all of the Geoffroy Champagnes are made with sustainably grown grapes. “The search for harmony with nature is guided by our philosophy of respect for life, for the environment and, above all, for the future generations who will live on this planet. It is expressed through our 'integrated pest control' approach to vine growing, a method based essentially on observation, in order to avoid all chemical weed killers”.
Jean-Baptiste’s Champagnes are featured on wine lists at Gramercy Tavern, Daniel and The French Laundry.
Region: Vallée de la Marne
Grape Varieties: 41% Pinot Noir, 37.5% Pinot Meunier, 21.5% Chardonnay
Villages & Soil Type: Cumières 1er (calcerous soils, sandstone, and clay)
A Champagne to Discover:
The Vineyard Area: 14 hectares (35 acres)
Quantity produced annually: 10,4000 cases