Roederer Cristal Rosé 2004

Cuvee: Prestige Cuvée, Rosé
Vintage: 2004

Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé 2004

Racy and balanced, Cristal Rosè was 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. Exceptionally, these vines lie on a limestone block with clay and limestone soil and, in the best years, the vines achieve extraordinarily mature fruit with a crystalline purity of acidity corresponding perfectly to the Cristal style. Today these vines are organically grown.

The blend

60% Pinot noir - 40% Chardonnay – 20% of the wines vinified 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 pastel pink colour with bright, slightly orange glints. Fine, light bubbles in a long-lasting flow.

Nose

The bouquet is delicate and subtle, with elegant fruitiness (red fruits: strawberry, fig), zesty hints (citrus fruit: lemon and orange) and juicier nuances such as vine peach. There is a deep, slightly sweet burst of aromas.

Palate

Full-bodied and silky, but based on very mineral freshness. This mineral quality is typical for Cristal Rosé, expressing the chalkiness and saltiness of the Aÿ terroir. The second mouth has airy notes and great aromatic purity. On airing, a few traces of Danish pastry and lightly roasted dried fruits hint

Food Pairing

Perfect for the appetizer with salmon and caviar.


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