Eric Rodez Ambonnay Cuvee Des Crayeres NVProduct #13997 (In Stock)
Bottle Size Bottle (750ml) Color/Type Sparkling Country/State France Price $50 - $75 Producer Eric Rodez Region Champagne Varietal Other
Over the past few years, Cuvee Crayeres has graduated from a delicious introduction to Eric's wines to a complex, distinctive, very grand wine of its own. It's a 60/40 blend of Grand Cru Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with about 40% aged in barrel and 60% allowed to go through malolactic fermentation. About 50% of the blend is from reserve wines going back to the mid-2000s. With 5+ years on the lees and dosage in the 3-4 g/l range, it’s a classy, elegant, and very pure bottle of bubbly.
This year’s release beautiful to look at with a bright brass color, great transparency and shine, and very, very, tiny and persistent buttles. The aromas are ultra-pure, featuring fresh bread dough, apricot, peach, pear and spice with hints of fresh hazelnut for complexity. The flavors are complex, too, with fresh lemon, stone fruit, key lime, and green apple fruit notes with accents of salty (not sweet) caramel, toast and spice. The texture is very fine and sliky and the finish very, very long, with fresh lemon pulp and salty hazelnut notes lingering on and on. Enjoy it right now for its citrusy freshness or let it rest for 1-4 years to pick up more ginger, baked pear, and toasty, nutty, complexity.