Eric Rodez - Cuvée des Crayères, Ambonnay, Grand Cru Champagne
Golden hue with floral and mineral notes & red fruits. The palate is fresh and generous, playing with notes of spring berries. The palate reveals orange blossoms, crisp red apples, a touch of toasty oak, and lithe minerality with bright acid.
60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. 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. The cuvée is a blend from 4 to 5 different vintages, with 20 to 25% vinified in small oak barrels providing richness, weight and structure.
The Rodez family has been making wine since 1757. The estate is located in the village of Ambonnay and they have 6 hectares. Rodrez uses practices taken with him from former oenology work with Krug.