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Eric Rodez Dosage Zero
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Eric Rodez Dosage Zero NV

Champagne, France8th Generation Eric Rodez has been in charge of his family winery since 1984. Prior to that, Eric was cellar master for Krug, where he was responsible for Grand Cuvée. He farms 6 ha of Grand Cru fruit with biodynamic practices in Ambonnay. Tight and nimble, with oxidative sharpness cutting a swath through the green apple, bitter citrus, dried apricot, dried cherry and pear skin fruit. The palate is cushioned and the finish is long and spiced. From nine vineyards in Ambonnay, and vines averaging 36 years, this blends 70/30 pinot noir / chardonnay, based on the 2010 vintage and with portions of 2009, 2008, 2006 and 2005 (30 percent reserve wines in total). 95 percent of this was vinified in small oak barrels, and one quarter underwent MLF. I find the non-dosé slightly jarring up against the ample reserve wines and oak vinification here, taking away from the elegance I associate with the house.Tasted: 03 March 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 76.00 private wine shops Producer: Champagne Eriz RodezBlend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 466565