For us Volupté is always the swankiest of the Geoffroy cuvées. Now made from 100% Chardonnay, Volupté comes from two chalky, southeast facing hillside parcels; Les Chenes, and Tourn-Midi (which is particularly steep and bereft of top soil) in the warm Cumieres cru. The Les Chenes component is aged in neutral oak while the Tourn-Midi is staged in enamel tanks before blending. The assemblage is then bottle aged on the yeast for seven years. Straw-gold, with gentle, persistent bubbles this 2013 presents a fascinating nose of white flowers, lychee, and papaya. Very dry but generous on the palate with touches of lemon curd, coconut, and brioche, while the tangy finish reveals ginger and wet stone inflections. A soaring expression of the Cumieres terrior at a remarkably down-to-earth price.