Eric Rodez "Cuvée des Crayères"
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Eric Rodez "Cuvée des Crayères" - NV

Item # 42760 750mL
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Tasting Notes

The Rodez family has been making wine since 1757. The estate is located in the village of Ambonnay and they have 6 hectares of vines spread out in 35 parcels - this is dedication. This is a richer Champagne as about half of the base wine was fermented in small oak barrels.

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Staff Pick Notes

Voluptuous, opulent and a little austere, Eric Rodez's "Cuvée des Crayères" is an elegant sparkler for those looking for a more densely packed Champagne. In the heart of the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay, Rodez works primarily with Pinot Noir and some Chardonnay. He uses practices taken with him from former oenology work with Krug, plus some organic practices in farming and vinification in order to fully represent the grand terroir in his wines. This specific blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay is vinified in small oak barrels, providing richness, weight, and structure. Orange blossoms, crisp red apples, a touch of toasty oak, and lithe minerality with bright acid make this a pleasure to drink, so be generous with your pours, it's just that good.


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