Eric Rodez Ambonnay Cuvee Des Crayeres NVProduct #13997 (In Stock)
Color/Type Sparkling Country/State France Price $30 - $50 Producer Eric Rodez Region Champagne Varietal Other
Cuvee des Crayeres offers a fantastic introduction to Eric Rodez’s artisanal grower Champagne. It's a 50/50 blend of Pinot Noir - for body and structure - and Chardonnay - for elegance and finesse, all from his biodynamically farmed Grand Cru vineyards. The current release - disgorged in September, 2013 - is based on 2008 (about 45%) with additions from 2005, 2006 and 2007. About 25% of the cuvee was aged in oak and malolactic fermentation was blocked throughout.
Always delicious, but now even more refined, sophisticated, and precise than before. Brimming with aromas and flavors of fresh baked bread, brioche, white flowers, and wet stone with accents of rich apple, ripe white fruits, and a touch of caramel and spice. As Jancis Robinson said of last year's release, "Very firm, solid and savoury. Serious champagne. Rather Bollinger style. Long - almost smokes a cigar, this champagne!”