Well-cut and aromatic, showing ripe apple, passion fruit, hazelnut and pastry flavors, with yeast, honey and ground ginger hints. Vibrant acidity leads to a tightly knit finish. Disgorged December 2011. Drink now through 2018. 400 cases imported.
Wine Spectator, Nov 2012
Wine maker notes
The Duc de Romet, made by Jean-Baptiste Geoffroy, is a delightfully balanced Blanc de Noirs made from purchased grapes from many of Geoffroy's small-producer colleagues. This is a ND (Négociant-Distributeur), which means this is a blend from the different growers in the Vallée de la Marne who do not produce their own Champagne. The grapes are sent to the local co-op where they are fermented and then Jean-Baptiste does the final blend.