Roederer Vintage 2004

Cuvee: Vintage
Vintage: 2004
Louis Roederer Vintage 2004

Robust and rich, Vintage 2004 comes from a very productive year - though never reaching the perfection of 2002 - and it is elaborated on the structure and power of the Pinot noirs of the Montagne de Reims, where the north-northeast facing vines are slower to ripen and give often rough and closed wines. The result is a wine of great personality, refined and intense under the effects of oak barrels and time.

The blend

70% Pinot noir - 30% Chardonnay - 30% of the wine is matured in oak casks with weekly batonnage. No malolactic fermentation. Vintage Brut is matured for at least 4 years in the cellars and rested for 6 months after disgorgement to finish it perfectly.

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

Tasting Notes

Eye

Brilliant yellow with light amber highlights, typical of the Pinot Noir. Fine mousse with a lively stream of bubbles.

Nose

Subtle, nutty-citrus nose - scents of orange and hazelnuts punctuated by fruity notes typical of predominantly wood-aged Pinot Noir. Swirling the glass releases a flurry of richer, riper fragrances: crystallized fruit, baked apples, toast, Tarte Tatin and caramel.

Palate

The palate is characteristically vintage Roederer: deep and full on first attack, showing rich, rounded vinosity but with all the refined sweetness, acidity and tight-knit texture of Pinot Noir fruit from the Verzenay vineyard. Perfectly integrated overall, evolve towards the sweet, palate-caressing texture of candied fruit, marzipan, toast, white chocolate and caramel and finish with a hint of bitterness making it almost crunchy.

Food Pairing

Perfect to accompany fish, chicken or hazelnut sweets and apple pies.


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