Louis Roederer Rosé Vintage 2006 (6 x 750mL), Champagne, France.

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Overview

Elegant, delicate fruitiness (red fruits), full-bodied and with a smooth wininess.

Tasting reveals an energetic, racy wine, which is firm and above all elegant. It has the firm structure of the Cumières Pinot Noir which, as usual, manifests itself immediately and unreservedly, in its charming, meaty and dense register - but the characteristic elegance of Louis Roederer wines predominates, thanks to the smooth bubbles associated with precise flavours and a ‘taut’ mineral freshness. This almost paradoxical blend combines an intense energy ‘interwoven’ with a rich, almost ‘proud’ material, accompanied by a swirl of velvety flavours. The long-lasting flavour experience ends on a note of pure minerality... and time stands still !

Region:
FRA - Champagne
State:
Imported
Country:
France

Expert Reviews

A very special Champagne. Made with an initial period of skin contact to gather the colour prior to fermentation, it's a classic pale rose in the glass (the French call it 'partridge eye'!) and has bright aromas of dry forest berries and fine, autolysis-derived yeasty complexity. The palate's superbly focused, dry and concentrated - this '06 really sizzles with acidity, driving fast and straight. Electrifying chalky intensity.

Score: 94 and two glasses. Nick Stock - Good Wine Guide 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Appearance

Soft pink colour with orangey nuances. Dynamic, creamy bubbles in a long-lasting flow.

Aroma

Immediately after opening, the bouquet of this Brut Rosé 2006 releases intense, complex aromas: first of all fruity (strawberry, vine peach) then floral (sap, sweet flower, pollen) and mineral (chalk). On airing, citrus aromas appear (with a particularly dominant zest) along with gingerbread, so typical of Roederer rosés.

Palate

Tasting reveals an energetic, racy wine, which is firm and above all elegant. It has the firm structure of the Cumières Pinot Noir which, as usual, manifests itself immediately and unreservedly, in its charming, meaty and dense register - but the characteristic elegance of Louis Roederer wines predominates, thanks to the smooth bubbles associated with precise flavours and a ‘taut’ mineral freshness. This almost paradoxical blend combines an intense energy ‘interwoven’ with a rich, almost ‘proud’ material, accompanied by a swirl of velvety flavours. The long-lasting flavour experience ends on a note of pure minerality... and time

stands still !

Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon

Food Matching

The Louis Roederer 2006 Vintage Rose with its incredible aromatic persistence is racy, generous and sophisticated and its richness and structure make it a perfect accompaniment to main courses including salmon, lamb, veal, guinea fowl and pheasant, as well as soft cheeses such as Chaource and Brillat-Savarin. Also delicious served with desserts based on red fruits such as red fruit zabaglione or gratin.

Winemaking Note

66% Pinot noir - 34% Chardonnay - 20% wines matured in wood (oak barrels) with weekly batonnage - no malolactic fermentation. To make its rosé champagnes, Louis Roederer always uses the saignée method following skin-contact maceration, which may last 5 - 8 days in the liquid phase. The Brut Rosé cuvée ages for an average of 4 years in cellars and also spends 6 months resting

Vintage
2006
Region
FRA - Champagne
Grape Style
Champagne
Closure Type
Cork closure
Alcohol
12%

Winery Profile

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Champagne Louis Roederer, founded in 1776, remains one of the very rare family Champagne businesses. For two centuries, six succeeding generations have been inspired by the same concern for quality. Frederic Rouzaud took up the reins in early 2006 from his father Jean-Claude Rouzaud who remains Chairman of the Board. Jean-Claude, grandson of Madame Camille Olry-Roederer and himself a trained Oenologist had led the company for 38 years, and is referred to as the 'Sage' of Champagne (the wise man of Champagne).

Frederic has spent the past 10 years working with his father in all areas of production and business and will bring his great business acumen and academic background to the company. Louis Roederer is unique in Champagne owning two-thirds of the vineyards for their total production covering the Pinot Noir sub regions of "Montagne de Reims" and "Vallee de la Marne" with Chardonnay from the "Cotes des Blanc". By 1995, recent acquisitions had increased Louis Roederer's holding from 180 hectares to almost 190 hectares, ranking 97.5% on the offi cial classifi cation scale.

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