Eric Rodez Champagne: an auteur Champagne
Eric Rodez makes what's commonly called an "Auteur" Champagne. This committed 10th generation winemaker who work with his wife Martine and their son Mickael, has a splendid terroir in Ambonnay (Montagne de Reims).
After spending time as a globe-trotting oenologist to discover wines made outside France, and winemaking in Alsace, in 1984 Eric returned to his Champagne Grand Cru classed village to take over the familial estate. Today, all the family is on a quest of perfection, to find the alchemy between humans and vines in their exceptional terroir. After a long period of discovery and experimentation in this vein he decided to convert to organics before finally settling on biodynamics in 2009. In 2012 the Estate was honoured to be the first to receive certification by the HVE (Haute Valeur Environnementale). The maison Eric Rodez produces authentic Grand Cru Champagne from Pinot Noir, the red varietal of predilection in Burgundy. Veritable interpreters of their own terroirs, Eric and Mickael Rodez have isolated parcels in Les Beurys et les Genettes, made in both 2010 and 2012. The Rodez also have holdings of Chardonnay which they blend in their world renowned production (of which 90% is exported) in wines such as the "Cuvées de Crayères'', “De corps et d’esprit”, "Dosage Zéro", but also "Cuvée des Grands Vintages'', a precise blend of six superb vintages: 2010, 2009, 2008, 2006, 2005 and 2004. Great vintages since the 1980's to be on the lookout for in Champagne in general: 1982, 1985, 1989, 1990, 1996, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2015 et 2018.
Champagne Eric Rodez, aged in oak barrels, offer power, texture, warmth and depth carried by remarkable finesse, such as in their Champagne rosé, their white "Empreinte de terroir", in Blanc de Blancs or Blanc de Noirs (made in 2002 and 2003) as well as their vintage Champagnes, such as the exceptional 2006.
You can find Champagne wines and magnums from Eric Rodez at Vins & Millésimes as well as other Champagne houses, such as Bollinger, Dom Perignon, Roederer or Charles Heidsieck, and also smaller producers of Champagne, such as Egly Ouriet, Larmandier Bernier, Agrapart, Lahertefreres, Dehours & fils, Ruppert Leroy, Françoise Bedel, R. Pouillon, Chartogne Taillet, Selosse, Jacques Lassaigne or Benoit Marguet. Vins & Millesimes always offers the finest in aged wines and grands crus. All of our wines are always in stock and available for delivery.