Cristal - incisive, seductive and delicious - has a “slender”, almost “living” freshness. Highly contemporary in its harmony and immediate seductiveness, it nevertheless remains first and foremost a great classic of northern Champagne, combining freshness, energy and an almost chalky mineral quality. The Cristal hallmarks are evident: purity, precision and the unique harmony of flavours associated with the subtle power of our historic vines, located on the finest Champagne Grand Cru terroirs.
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Winery Tasting Notes
Brilliant straw with pale amber nuances and a lively and creamy mousse.
An intensely elegant, rich and open bouquet, with a succession of white fruits (apple), ripe and juicy yellow fruits (peaches) and slightly sour citrus fruits (mandarins and oranges). The quite typical Chardonnay notes then evolve, white flowers (acacia), dried fruit and buttery caramel hints suggestive of vanilla pastries.
The palate is full-bodied, supple and vinous and typically chardonnay, showing ripe white and yellow fruits,with almost buttery notes. The measured bubbles and fresh limestone extend in the mouth providing a pure and graceful line and length. The finish is slightly tighter yet with lingering, sensuous, sweet fruit.
Serve chilled (8-10 degrees Celsius). Cristal Brut 2005 is defined by its aromatic openness and intensely Chardonnay character: precise, seductive and delicious. Cristal Brut is an exquisite aperitif or celebratory Champagne. and the strength and finesse of Cristal makes it an excellent accompaniment to delicate dishes based on scallops, lobster and crayfish, John Dory fish and caviar.