The blend is 62% Pinot noir and 38% Chardonnay, with 7% of the wine vinified in oak tuns, without malolactic fermentation. To produce its rosé champagnes, Louis Roederer uses the saignée (skin contact) process after cold pellicular maceration that lasts from 5 to 8 days in the liquid phase. The Rosé 2009 cuvée is aged for 4 years on lees and is left for an additional and minimum period of 6 months after disgorging to attain optimal maturity.
The dosage is 9 g/l.
- FRA - Champagne
The 2009 Rose Vintage is 70% Pinot Noir from Cumieres and 30% Chardonnay from Mesnil and Avize. Roughly 12% of the wine is aged in oak. Today the Rose is hard to fully appreciate as the tannins make it rather imposing, but it is very, very early days for this wine. Rating 89 -91 - Amtonio Galloni, In the Cellar (SEP/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Rosé 2009, which has a salmon pink colour with golden tints, produces a persistent stream of delicate bubbles.
It has an intense fruitiness with a blend of red fruits (Morello cherry), blood oranges, and vineyard peach, with acidy, slightly candied notes. After a few minutes, nuances of pastries emerge with some delicate autolysis.
The attack is round and fruity, marked by grapefruit and citrus zest. Its full body and density are sustained by the almost limestone freshness: the freshness and texture blend to give the wine its persistence. The effervescence integrates well into the juicy and concentrated envelope produced by the exceptionally mature flesh of the Pinot noir fruits. Fine notes of lightly roasted cocoa beans add generosity and create a sensation of harmony.
This 2009 Rosé has all the hallmarks of a fine, sunny vintage, with remarkable purity and finesse.