Eric Rodez "Empreinte de Terroir" Pinot Noir
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Eric Rodez "Empreinte de Terroir" Pinot Noir - 2006

Item # 36046 750mL
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Tasting Notes

One of Eric Rodez's prestige collection of Champagnes that he calls "Empreinte de Terroir" or terroir imprint - something many Champenois didn't believe existed or mattered in the past however the best of the Grower Producers are changing this notion entirely. This bottle is a vintage-dated, monovarietal Champagne from Rodez's best parcels and is made only in the best vintages and is vinified entirely in oak barrels.

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Staff Pick Notes

The right bottle of Champagne with some age on it is a very wonderful thing indeed. Eric Rodez has graciously crafted this 100% Pinot Noir stunner for us most fortunate wine consumers. Vinified in small oak barrels, with neither malolactic fermentation, cold stabilisation, nor filtration, this wine is designed to highlight the terroir of his land. Rich, full-bodied and displaying as many savory notes as you could possibly think of, this wine should be enjoyed with the slightest of chills, and at table for sure. Red fruits, mushrooms, toast and a hint of tamari!

- VG

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Pinot Noir

The Burgundy region of northeastern France is the historic home of the Pinot Noir grape, and is the source of the world’s greatest examples. Here one finds renditions of Pinot Noir that deliver power with finesse and grace, wines that have unimaginable depth of flavor, yet are perfectly balanced and ephemeral in the mouth - in short, wines that deliver all that Pinot Noir has to offer. Terroir,...

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Champagne is finally getting the recognition it deserves as a brilliant food wine. For consistency and quality, turn to the big Champagne brands and you’ll never go wrong. Remember that “Non-Vintage” (NV) is not a dirty word here: NV Champagnes are blends of wines from the best growing seasons. But if you can find one, try a Champagne made by a Grower-Producer. These winemakers control every...

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“Terroir” means earth or soil in French. In the wine world, terroir refers to the physical conditions of a region, a vineyard site, or any parcel of vine-populated land. Terroir is the interplay between soil and climate and the impact of these elements on a wine. 

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