Roederer Blanc de Blancs 2005

Cuvee: Blanc de Blancs
Vintage: 2005
Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs 2005 Produced at the heart of the Côte des Blancs vineyards, where Chardonnay expresses itself with much finesse and subtlety on limestone soils, this cuvee was selected by two exceptional grands crus (Le Mesnil sur Oger and Avize) whose distinctive and complementary characteristics allow intense wines to be produced, expressing both finesse and rich aromas. Moreover, the marked contrasts in 2005 - a mild spring following a harsh winter and relatively warm all year long 2005 – have contributed to ripe the grapes, resulting in a silky and harmonious wine. Blending 100% Chardonnay – 15 – 20% wines aged in oak barrels with weekly batonnage – No malolactic fermentation. The Blanc de Blancs cuvée is drawn at low pressure for a rounder, fuller sparkle. It is matured for an average of 5 years in cellars and also left for 6 months after disgorging to perfect its maturity. The dosage is fine-tuned for each vintage to between 8 and 10 g/l. Tasting Notes Eye Golden, bright and iridescent. Fine, regular bubbles with a well-defined flow Nose Almost varietal bouquet, white fruit aromas (apple, pear), pollen and soft, sweet citrus fruit (grapefruit), followed by the warm, chocolaty hints (vanilla, tatin pie, baked apple) typical of Roederer House. Palate Elegant, balanced and mineral, characterised by the purity, precision and mineral quality of the Cote des Blancs terroirs, along with a delicate creamy, almost cosy texture.. The very long winey finish is sublimed by a balanced, enduring acidity. Food Pairing This wine is good to be accompanied with vegetables, both soups and gratins: barley, leek and potatoes soups, roasted squash or squash cookies.
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