Rodez/Eric Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne NV

Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from Champagne, France
TCG 94
PRE-ARRIVAL
Item # 338197

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$58.95
750ml
Pre-arrival (ETA: Spring 2021) 10 Available
94 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2012 base vintage; disgorged June 2017; 100% Ambonnay pinot from 11 vineyards; average vine age 39 years; 24% 2012, 29% 2011, 14% 2010, 11% 2009, 13% 2008, 9% 2007; 90% vinified in barrels; 10% malolactic fermentation; 4g/L dosage). Eric Rodez crafts one of the best-value blanc de noirs anywhere in Champagne. The enticing purity of Ambonnay pinot noir on show is something to behold, encapsulating the personality of the village in gorgeous intensity of satsuma plum and black cherry fruit, layers of fruit mince spice and even sarsaparilla. The power and poise of great terroirs are exemplified in a style that resonates with lively yet ripe and well-integrated acidity, beautifully honed by the frothing salt minerality of ancient chalk. With a full, bright straw hue, it’s at once generous and succulent and at the same time refined and poised, lingering with terrific line and length. Benchmark Rodez and standout blanc de noirs. (2020-2021)"

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)"
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94 points Tyson Stelzer (The Champagne Guide): "(2012 base vintage; disgorged June 2017; 100% Ambonnay pinot from 11 vineyards; average vine age 39 years; 24% 2012, 29% 2011, 14% 2010, 11% 2009, 13% 2008, 9% 2007; 90% vinified in barrels; 10% malolactic fermentation; 4g/L dosage). Eric Rodez crafts one of the best-value blanc de noirs anywhere in Champagne. The enticing purity of Ambonnay pinot noir on show is something to behold, encapsulating the personality of the village in gorgeous intensity of satsuma plum and black cherry fruit, layers of fruit mince spice and even sarsaparilla. The power and poise of great terroirs are exemplified in a style that resonates with lively yet ripe and well-integrated acidity, beautifully honed by the frothing salt minerality of ancient chalk. With a full, bright straw hue, it’s at once generous and succulent and at the same time refined and poised, lingering with terrific line and length. Benchmark Rodez and standout blanc de noirs. (2020-2021)"

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)"
Product SKU 338197
Producer Rodez/Eric
Country France
Region Champagne
Varietal Champagne / Sparkling Blend
Designation Brut|Blanc de Noirs
Vintage NV
Size 750ml
Color White
Blend 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
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