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Eric Rodez Champagne Blanc de Blancs NV

by Eric Rodez

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Brut champagne made only from Chardonnay. The origins of the terroir are exposed by revealing a wine of great generosity. Usually the cuvée is made from a blend of 15 wines from 5 to 6 different vintages. Champagne is pure gold in color. The nose is expressive with fruit and brioche accents, upon aeration, it expresses hints of peach and hints of citrus. The palate is muscular, long with delightful finesse.70% of the wines are vinified in small oak barrels and 40% do not go thru malolactic fermentation.

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Eric Rodez

no dosage, mineral and tense style. A few go for a bit more power and something with a little oxidative quality, a la Selosse. We love them both. But what if you want something more luxurious and textural, a more golden style? Something sort of like, well . . . Krug?

The answer then, is Champagne Eric Rodez. Eric and his wife Martine are the stewards of estate that has been producing Champagne in the village of Ambonnay for over 250 years. Indeed they are so tied to the village that Eric was the mayor for several years, until 2014. Now joined by their son Mickaël, they have quietly kept up the long tradition of excellence.

Farming is organic with biodynamic principles employed on their 9 hectares of Pinot Noir and 7 of Chardonnay. In the cellar they use large percentages of reserve wines to achieve the elegant, vinous style that they are known for. Eric is a master at blending older vintages into his wines, something he learned during his days as the winemaker at Krug. Yes, the Krug connection is no coincidence!

Professional Reviews

Antonio Galloni

AG 91
"Light yellow. Poached pear, chamomile, sweet butter and toasty lees on the deeply scented nose. Picks up a spicy nuance with air, which adds lift to the ripe orchard fruit and candied fig flavors. In a powerful style but not lacking for vivacity. Finishes toasty and long, with a hint of grilled nuts and very good length. I also tasted the same wine from Lot L0912 and found it somewhat weightier and spicier." -Vinous


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  • Vintage


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  • Style

    Aromatic , Earthy , Fruity

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  • Body

    Light Bodied