Champagne Fri. the 6th & Sat. the 7th
Flight of four $28
Cuvee des Crayeres
Blanc de Blancs
Blanc de Noirs
Thank you everyone who came out to our NYE party, we had a blast!
This week for our flight we will be featuring Eric Rodez. Eric and Martine are 8th generation of a family that has been producing since 1757 in Ambonnay.
Eric knew that one day he would be taking over the family business and prepared accordingly, he spent a lot of time traveling to different regions and learning techniques from far and wide, most notably a stint in Alsace which taught him the ways of biodynamic and organic farming practices. That of course should not to be overshadowed by his time at Krug where he learned oenology as their cellar master, here he honed his skills as a master blender.
He took over the helm of Rodez in 1984 and quickly went to work converting his 6 hectares to be more biodyanmically and naturally farmed.
In a region made up of primarily Pinot Noir, Eric stands out with his plots being 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. This is where his skills he learned at Krug really come into play. He vinifies 60 different base wines from 36 different plots. Each year the blending is completely different, some wines are placed in tanks, but primarily in casks, some go through malolactic fermentation, some do not. He finds the addition of the Chardonnay to aid with brightness, while the oak adds complexity and richness.
His stuff is really special, hope to see you all here.