| | Champagne Eric Rodez Ambonnay Grand Cru Rosé


Champagne Rodez began in 1757, and today Eric and Martine Rodez are the eighth generation to lead the house. Their vineyards are located in the Grand Cru village of Ambonnay, a prime site for Pinot Noir. The chalk, limestone and clay-limestone soils produce powerful yet elegant Pinot. Eric has a long history of working in Champagne: he is the former oenologist of Krug. After time spent in Alsace, Eric began farming their domaine organically, and today the vineyards are fully biodynamic. In 2012 he received the Haute Valeur Environmentale (HVE) certificate which covers not only organic farming but also biodiversity and water management. In addititon to all his vineyard work, Eric also found time to serve as Mayor of Ambonnay in the 2010s!

24% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, 46% Pinot Noir of maceration.

Average vine age – 36 years.

Blend of 2013 – 42%, 2012 – 18%, 2011 – 18%, 2010 – 9%, 2009- 8%, 2008 – 5%.

Tank for 10%, barrels 90%.

Partial malolactic fermentation (with malo 25%, without malo 75%).

Dosage 4.5 gr.


Here we see Eric’s amazing blending skills at work. This rosé is a blended saignée rosé which also uses Chardonnay and Pinot in the blend. By using a mix of both techniques Eric has greater control over the color and extraction in the final blend – aiming for more consistency from year to year. The oak adds a subtle savory sherbet overtone coming through. Citrus and minerals in abundance with classic sour cherry.


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