The exceptional 2002 vintage has been captured in this generous Cristal Rosé, which reveals a perfect equilibrium between concentration and fi nesse, richness and freshness, intensity and refinement.
- FRA - Champagne
Winery Tasting Notes
Pinot Noir 60%, Chardonnay 40%
A salmon pink hue, with radiant highlights and incredible youth. The mousse is consistent, refi ned and lively.
An intense, rich, bewitching bouquet of red fruit and citrus zest mingled with more complex notes redolent of cedar. The aromas evolve gently in the glass from dried fruits, fresh almonds and frangipane, to notes of Tarte Tatin, oven-baked apples and caramel.
The wine is creamy and silky on the palate with a marvelous harmony of fl avour and concentration of fruit. The attack is fruity and crisp. Finesse and fruit combine to create a full palate that melts in the mouth, giving way to candied citrus and dried fruits.
Serve well chilled. Richly perfumed, Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2000 is an exquisite aperitif or celebratory champagne and an excellent accompaniment to delicate dishes such as fi sh and shellfi sh, caviar, hors d’oeuvres, white meats and poultry.
Cristal Rosé is supremely fragile and difficult to produce, due to the unpredictable evolution of the pink colour from the time of bottling to marketing some six or seven years later. (Cristal Rosé requires 5 years maturation on lees and 6 months in bottle following disgorgement). At the House
of Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé is made according to the traditional skin-contact method by which the Pinot Noir grapes remain in contact with the must until fermentation begins even up to 5-8 days. 20% of the overall blend is vinifi ed in oak barrels with weekly batonnage. There is no malolactic fermentation.