Category: Rodez, Eric

Rodez, Eric: Empreinte de Terroir Pinot Noir 2003

Made of 100% Pinot Noir. Copper gold color. Rich nose of ripe apricot, tamarind paste, polishing wax, apple sauce, quince, brioche and a touch of cognac. After swirling the glass you get candied ginger, cherry, prunes, earthy tones, bramble, blackberry and a hint of sea breeze, soft woody spices and dried flowers.  This is a

Rodez, Eric: Millésime 2005

[English] Made of 55 % Pinot Noir and 45 % Chardonnay . Light golden color with very fine bubbles , perfection . In the nose we get hay loft , very refined yeast , pear , mirabelle , Reine Claude plum , slight brown tobacco from Honduras , cumin seeds , horseradish , candied orange peel

Rodez, Eric: Cuvée des Grands Vintages

[English] «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 30% Chardonnay and 70% Pinot Noir. This wine puts the “multi” in multi-vintage, with base wines from 2004, 2002, 1998,  1996 and 1995. Deep golden color with perfectly refined effervescence. On the nose: Bitter orange marmalade, yellow raisin, dried pear, quince, artichoke, vanilla, fennel and fern

Rodez, Eric: Millesime 2004

[English]  «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Disgorged September 2011. Dosage 5g/l. Warm autolytic aroma with fennel, chamomile, apricot, quince and vanilla. Velvety, vinous, expansive mouthfeel. On the palate: brioche, doyenné pear, quince and candied lemon. Very complex. Very long finish with that robust, powerful, forceful nature we’ve

Rodez, Eric: Rosé

[English]  «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 45% Pinot Noir (macerated for two days), 25% Chardonnay and  30% Pinot Noir. Medium intensity copper color. On the nose: Dried red fruits (particularly raspberries), toasted oak, dried leaves, funk and complex spices. The mouthfeel is quite vinous. On the palate: Cranberry, raspberry, redcurrant and pineapple. Unusually complex

Rodez, Eric: Blanc de Noirs

[English]  «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 100% Pinot Noir from Ambonnay. Rich golden color with red highlights; refined streams of small bubbles. Initial aromas seem, we imagine,  like what the smoke coming from ignited dried fruit would be like, together with quince, dried berries, a touch of oak, vanilla and some refined yeast.

Rodez, Eric: Blanc de Blancs

[English]  «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 100% Chardonnay from Ambonnay terroir. Light color, lightening to water-white at rim, with green highlights. Faintly effervescent with small bubbles. Aroma of white flowers, vanilla, pineapple, vine peach, ripe citrus and brioche. Round, supple mouthfeel with pronounced vanilla on the attack. The palate goes on to

Rodez, Eric: Cuvée des Crayères

[English] «Reviewed by Michiel Demarey & Ed Hodson» Made of 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Chardonnay. Multi-vintage: 2007-2006-2005- 2004-2002. Medium gold in color with fine bubbles. On the nose: minerality, white flowers, chalk, red fruits, uncooked bread dough, thyme, saline, hazelnut and slight oak aromas. Pleasant, creamy mouthfeel. On the palate: pronounced red berries, raspberry, citrus

Rodez, Eric: cuvée de Grands Vintages

[English] Made of 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. No information about the dégorgement date but it is a recent bottle. Yellow gold color with fine, consistent bubbles. In the complex aroma: quince, rhubarb, artichoke, dash of white pepper, slightly caramel, cocoa and yeast. After a while: more apple and even some cooked ham. The