Roederer Cristal Rosé 2002

Cuvee: Prestige Cuvée, Rosé
Vintage: 2002

Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2002

Born in 1974, nearly 200 years after the creation of the Maison Louis Roederer and 100 years after the creation of Cristal, Cristal Rosé was created selecting only old vine Pinot Noir grapes, according to specific characteristics, located on the finest of the Aÿ vineyards. Moreover, the 2002 harvesting - an extraordinary year with constantly warm temperatures without excessive heat or sun preceded – allowed the grapes to mature perfectly and their flavours to nicely concentrate. Cristal Rosé 2002 has a great purity, fruit, finesse and incomparable harmony.

Blending

60% Pinot noir - 40% chardonnay – 20% of the wines vinifi ed in oak barrels with weekly batonnage. No malolactic fermentation. To create Rosé champagnes, Louis Roederer still uses the saignée method after cold maceration that can last 5 to 8 days in the liquid phase. Cristal Rosé is matured 6 years in the cellar and rests for 8 months after disgorgement to perfect its maturity.

Dosage of between 8 and 10 g/l is adapted to each vintage.

Tasting Notes

Eye

A salmon pink hue, with radiant highlights and incredible youth. A regular, refi ned and lively effervescence.

Nose

An intense, rich, bewitching bouquet of red fruit and citrus zest associated with more complex notes redolent of cedar and spring sap. The aromas evolve gently in the glass evolving from dried fruits, fresh almonds and frangipane, to notes of Tarte Tatin, oven-baked apples and caramel.

Palate

In tastings, the wine is soft and silky on the palate with a marvelous harmony of flavour and concentration of fruit. The attack is fruity and crisp. Finesse and fruit combine to create a full, giving way to candied citrus and dried fruits.

Food Pairing

This wine is good to be accompanied with fish dishes, like catfish, halibut and mussels.


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