Trudon "Emblematis" Brut Champagne

SKU #1301128 Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark With its high proportion of Meunier, this Champagne is a ripe generous wine that has rich pear and kiwi flavors that are full and tangy. (RV) Inner quote mark (12/2020)

K&L Notes

This Champagne is composed of 70% Pinot Meunier and 30% Pinot Noir and is aged three and a half years on the lees. The exotic, pure Meunier fruit in this Champagne marries with the creamy, delicately toasty aromas and flavors. The wine has no trace of sherry-like oxidation or bruised apple malic character that Meunier-based Champagnes sometimes have. On the contrary, this is very clean and bright given the level of concentration and character in the wine. At the price, there's no reason for any Champagne fan not to try it...unless you only drink zero dosage Blanc de Blancs!

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By: Philip Roufail | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/28/2023 | Send Email
This is our most popular champagne from grower-producer and cellar master Jerome Trudon's that we have on our shelf. A NV Blanc de Noir blend of 70% Pinot Meunier and 30% Pinot Noir, with a clean, fresh style that is not overwhelmed by the fruitiness of the Meunier. A little malolactic fermentation (40%) give is a creamy texture, but blocking it (60%) preserves acidity and allows the fruit to shine through and fully express the terroir. Aged for at least three years on the lees (only 15 months is required for NV champagne), there are loads of fresh bread on the nose and palate, with stone fruit, pear, and tropical notes. Bright, seamless, and yummy!

By: Alex Schroeder | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/1/2023 | Send Email
The Emblamatis is a Blanc de Noirs made from 80% Meunier, 20% Pinot Noir and aged at least 36 months on the lees. It has great precision, with expressive fruit flavors of apples, peaches and flowers with a subtle, integrated toast, great acidty and a very long, pleasant finish. Have this with a cheese or dried sausage plate. ​

By: Zaitouna Kusto | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/1/2023 | Send Email
Trudon, a more Munier forward Champagne producer, delivers an excellent and complex wine with the "Emblematis". 70% Meunier and 40% Pinot Noir, this is aged for 3 years on the lees and uses 50% reserve wines. There's a lot of depth here. Brioche, honey, apple mash, and salt on the nose. Lemons and limes provide a backbone of acidity to round out the finish. Really stellar with some oysters!

By: Dejah Overby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/28/2023 | Send Email
Trudon Emblematis has a lovely tart green apple flavor profile blended and a yeast as well as button mushroom aroma. It lays on the palate with ample length but also finishes with a touch of sweet brioche. Quite enjoyable and a steal of a complex champagne at this price.

By: Neal Fischer | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/26/2023 | Send Email
Emblematis is a supple yet subdued Champagne. It’s made with 70% Meunier and 30% Pinot Noir, and with 60% blocked malolactic fermentation the wine takes on a very creamy texture while retaining a lot of fresh fruit. Notes of pear, light baguette, berries, and yellow apple. The mouthfeel is so rounded and full, and there’s an elegantly earthy character that comes back to the soft fruits for the finish.

By: Alex Leonardini | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 4/26/2023 | Send Email
The Trudon "Emblematis" Brut Champagne beautifully balances toasty, leesy flavors with fresh fruits and florals. Made up of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Meunier, flavors of fresh-picked strawberry and raspberry meet a delicate crushed rose petal florality while a more savory core underlines all that pretty fruit, adding undertones of toast, pastry, and mushroom in a way that truly elevates the wine. This is great value Champagne.

By: Gary Westby | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/3/2021 | Send Email
Our most exciting new value in Champagne is here, the Emblematis from Jerome Trudon. With more than three years of ageing on the lees, this all estate blend of 70% Meunier and 30% Pinot Noir should be more expensive... Luckily we buy direct and the dollar is strong! This wine has 50% reserves from older vintages and features subtle baguette toast and exotic yet elegant fruit on the nose and in the mouth. Since Jerome does not use malolactic, this wine has great focus and a finish that I would only expect from a wine costing 50% more!
Top Value!

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/29/2021 | Send Email
This is joy in a glass. The nose is lively and fresh and the bubbles small and inviting. In the mouth it is energetic, full bodied and dry with a refreshing crisp finish. A wonderful and tasty Champagne.

By: Chris DePaoli | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/18/2019 | Send Email
I would have no idea that this bottle was mostly Meunier if I wasn't told, even after tasting it a second time; with so many fun, fruit-forward notes it's hard to pick out the subtle umami, mushroom give away. A deep, rich bottle of wine, with a good zip on the finish, this is tee-d up for a delicious food pairing.

By: Stefanie Juelsgaard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 10/15/2019 | Send Email
With a Diploma of Enology, Jermone Trudon could make pretty good money working wherever he wants. He chose to start his own project and aren't we lucky for it. The 70% Pinot Meunier is on full display here with rich berry notes shining, though there is a slight creamy chanterelle mushroom quality here also. Jerome also chooses to block 60% of malolacic fermentation, preserving freshness and bright citrus flavors. The perfect balance of fruity and savory, this would make the ultimate food Champagne.

By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 2/28/2019 | Send Email
What an awesome addition to our Meunier lineup! While the grape is often coveted for darker fruit and an almost rustic, unctuous quality, Jerome Trudon makes a cleaner style of Meunier, deeply elegant and supremely drinkable, with complexity throughout and a clean, laser sharp finish.

By: Rachel Alcarraz | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/14/2018 | Send Email
Emblematis, which can translate as "symbolic", to Trudon expresses the house's "historical style" while featuring 70% Meunier that thrives from the Festigny soils. 60% of the wine is from the difficult yet concentrated vintage of 2012 while the rest of the wine is a reserve blend. The wine is driven with mouthwatering acidity mixed with a finesse of floral undertones and is held on the back palate with chalky minerality. An award winning champagne at an award winning price!

By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/8/2017 | Send Email
During our recent Champagne tasting, we were discussing the Pinot Meunier grape - its unique personality, versatility, ability to make a delicious wine on its own and even its contribution of savory richness to the Krug house style. Well, we have a new Meunier based Champagne (70% PM, 30% PN) from Trudon, and it is delicious - a fantastic example of the power and tastiness of this grape variety. Juicy, subtly spicy and refreshing, Trudon Emblematis reminds me of Michel Loriot Brut Reserve, whose bottles I have nearly depleted in my cellar over the past couple years. I will surely be replacing them with Trudon. Delicious, and affordable, Champagne!

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