18/20 points Jancis Robinson: "The Rodez family has been producing champagne for generations, currently owned by the eighth generation, Eric and Martine Rodez. Based in Ambonnay, the family owns 9 ha of Pinot Noir planted along the south- and south-eastern-facing slopes of the village. In total Eric Rodez cultivates 16 ha of vineyards, divided between 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. Malolactic conversion was suppressed on 95% of this Blanc de Noirs. Terroir d'Ambonnay, Les Beurys, Les Goisses, Les Secs, Les Fournettes, Les Genettes, Les Bas Touret, Le Petit Morin, Les Grandes Ruelles, Le Moulin, La Batarde, Les Bouités. 100% Pinot Noir blend based on 2013. Disgorged September 2018. Dosage 3.5 g/l.Tasted immediately after the all-Pinot Noir Roses de Jeanne 2017 and it's more obviously oaky and savoury on the nose. Rather like the stereotypical Bollinger with lots to chew on – meaty, stereotypically 'masculine'. Very complete and not remotely austere. Dense but also manages to be vibrant and refreshing. Cries out for something to nibble on at the same time, as recommended by the late Edmund Penning-Rowsell. Drinking Window: 2020-2026. (6/5/20)"
|Varietal||Champagne / Sparkling Blend|
|Designation||Brut|Blanc de Noirs|
|Blend||55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay|