Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2006 Champagne

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Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé
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Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2006 - 75cl Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2006 - 75cl   £499.95
Champagne Louis Roederer Overview
Cristal Rosé is the rarest champagne that Louis Roederer produces andit is produced according to the highest standards of winemaking, requiring a rigorous selection of crus, vintages, grapes and wine. The best grapes from Louis Roederer own Grand Cru vineyards, primarily those of Aÿ for the Pinot Noir, and Le Mesnil sur Oger and Avize for the Chardonnay, contribute exclusively to the cuvée Cristal Rosé. Exceptionally, these vines lie on limestone soil and in the best years, achieve extraordinarily mature fruit with a crystalline purity of acidity corresponding perfectly to the Cristal style. Uniquely, the vineyards today are cultivated according to biodynamic principles.

The 2006 vintage was a very warm year with contrasting rainfall conditions. September's hot, dry weather accelerated fruit maturation and produced distinctive, rich and complex grapes. Twenty percent of the wines are vinified in oak barrels and Cristal Rosé is matured for six to seven years in the cellar and rests for eight months after disgorgement to perfect its balance.

This wine is a salmon pink hue with bright golden tints and a persistent stream of fine bubbles. It's rich on the nose with summery fresh fruits of red currants and peaches. The palate is full and voluptuous, both intense and amazingly delicate; a concentrated blend of fruit with well-integrated tannins that strengthen the wine's precision and appeal. The Pinot Noir's concentration and maturity adds distinctive notes of raspberry. Cristal Rosé 2006 is a perfect example of the ripe fruit of the 2006 vintage gathered from the chalky terroirs of the Cristal Rosé vineyards.

Grape Varieties: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Dosage: 8 to 10 g/L
Disgorged: 2013

Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2006 Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles.
Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé
Essi Avellan MW,
Mar 2016
“Medium-deep cherry colour, more depth than usual. Developing berry dominant nose with toast and cream emerging beautifully. Fresh, soft, succulent palate with very smooth mousse and a perfectly balanced dosage. The warmth of the year comes through in the ripe character.”
Antonio Galloni,
May 2015
“One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2006 Cristal Rosé is simply stunning. A vertical, towering wine, the 2006 Cristal Rosé is a thrill a minute, with a compelling interplay of aromatics and exquisitely layered fruit, all supported by a real feeling of phenolic intensity. While the 2007 is seductive, the 2006 is virile and imposing, with the statuesque lift of a Giacometti sculpture. All the elements meld together in a complete, alluring Champagne that will continue to drink beautifully for many decades. In 2006, the Pinot Noir was already being farmed biodynamically, while the Chardonnay was still under conversion.”
Roger Voss,
Wine Enthusiast,
Jan 2014
“Still so fresh, this is fruity, yes, but it has such a depth of flavor with its red fruits the starting point for an adventure in tastes and textures. Produced from Roederer's own vineyards, it is ready to drink, although it will age in bottle for many years”
Bought directly from Louis Roederer's UK agent MMD, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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