“Richard Geoffroy produces fantastic wines, that reflect all the complexity and all the aromas characteristics of each vintage.”
The soils in Champagne is predominantly limestone with a high level of chalk. This consists of granules of calcite formed from the fragile shells of marine micro-organisms. The outcrops of sedimentary rock are also composed of chalk, marl and limestone. This type of soil provides good drainage and also imparts that particular mineral flavour found in certain Champagne wines.
A Passionate Lineage
Dom Pérignon started in 1668 in the cellar of the Abbey of Hautvillers. The Benedictine monk Dom Pierre Pérignon's keen observation, creativity, and technical innovation, made him a pioneer. His goal was to create the "best wine in the World". Dom Pérignon's new techniques for cultivating vines and making wine rapidly spread throughout the region. This house is regarded as the spiritual father of Champagne. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the finest vineyards strictly limited to the very best years are the key elements to the production of outstanding Champagne.