- Eric Rodez Ambonnay Rose NV Product #17167 (In Stock)
This release of Eric's Rose is the most compelling yet, from the bright salmon pink color to the luscious mouthful of strawberry and cherry fruit accented with juicy blood orange and smoky toast notes. Eric makes a base wine of about two thirds Pinot Noir and one third Chardonnay (including up to 40% reserve wines) colored by about 8% red Pinot Noir juice from his Ambonnay vineyards.
The wine bursts with aromas of wild strawberries and toast aromas and fills your mouth with ripe strawberry and tangy cherry fruit surrounded by juicy acids and a touch of biscuit. The creamy texture and round mouthfeel make this all too easy to gulp – but slow down and enjoy the ride, especially with foods like smoked salmon or duck.
- Eric Rodez Ambonnay Grand Cru Millesime 2005 Product #27900 (In Stock)
Once again, just stunning value here for Grand Cru vintage Champagne. A blend of 55 % Pinot Noir and 45 % Chardonnay from the middle of the Grand Cru hillside, it's beautiful just to look at with a light golden color and fine bubbles. Aromas of fresh hay, yeast, pear, tarragon, and sweet orange peel lead to a full-bodied, richly textured, mouthful of pear, blood orange, pastry, smoke, earth, and toast flavors. The texture here is fantastic, at once creamy and fresh with bright citrusy acids lifting the toast, smoke and fruit notes and a melange of clove, honey, and smoke flavors lingering on the long, refreshing, finish. Already drinking beautifully, this will actually get better over the next two or three years and hold beyond that. Fantastic wine, amazing value.