Louis Roederer

Cristal Brut Vintage

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R 3,595

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750 ml (Standard)


Cultivar:

60% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay

Country:

France

Rating:

95 Points - Wine Spectator 96 Points - Robert Parker 97 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Specifications:

12.00% alc vol Sugar g/l: 8.0
Type: Sparkling Wine Cellaring Potential: 20 years+
Origin: Champagne Appellation: Champagne

Tasting Notes:

A yellow-gold colour with mat and amber tints. Persistent, brilliant, fine and lively bubbles. A subtle bouquet, simultaneously discreet and concentrated. It releases notes of citrus compote and candied apricots and evokes the sweetness of honeysuckle. When aerated, notes of vanilla-edged cocoa bean emerge, with toasted hazelnut, hints of liquorice and even a touch of cinnamon. The palate is structured, energetic and sculpted. An initial dense, ripe and silky sensation is amplified by the discovery of a chalky, cherry freshness, a powdered, almost mentholated brightness.

Citrus
Citrus

Hazelnut
Hazelnut

Honeysuckle
Honeysuckle

Cinnamon
Cinnamon

Our House’s most famous wine was created in 1876 to satisfy the demanding tastes of Tsar Alexander II. The emperor asked Louis Roederer to reserve the House’s best cuvée for him every year. He was particularly fond of the House’s wine. To distinguish this cuvée, this exceptional champagne came in a flat-bottomed, transparent lead-crystal bottle. The new brand was named after this precious material, which is particularly transparent and luminous.

A continental, sunny year with a real winter that was very cold and dry followed by a glorious sun-filled summer and almost no rain in August and September. All this meant traditional vine growth, excellent health and remarkable grape ripeness for the production of dense, fruity and delicious wines. 2009 is an obvious addition to the select group of brilliant and accomplished Champagne vintages with a light, sunny character.

Cristal is a blend of Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs. The wine is aged for 6 years in the cellars and left for a minimum of 8 months after disgorging to attain the perfect maturity. The dosage is 8 g/l.

16% of the wine vinified in oak casks, no malolactic fermentation.

Food pairing

Meant to be savored with caviar.

Dessert White Fish Soft Cheese Seafood
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