Roederer Rosé Vintage 2005

Cuvee: Rosé, Vintage
Vintage: 2005

Louis Roederer Rosé Vintage 2005

This saignée Rosé was obtained from ripe grapes in Cumiéres, one of the most precocious vineyards in Champagne region, where the light of the steep, south facing clay and limestone slopes face is accented by the Marne River, producing high phenolic maturity. Moreover, the marked contrasts in 2005 - a mild spring following a harsh winter and relatively warm all year long – have contributed to ripe these grapes: the result is a fine and dynamic sparkling wine, with a marked sweet red fruit taste typical of Pinot Noir from the southern Cumières slopes.

The blend

66% Pinot noir - 34% 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. The Vintage Rosé is matured 4 years in the cellar and rests for 6 months after disgorgement to perfect its maturity. Dosage of between 8 and 10 g/l is adapted to each vintage.

Tasting Notes

Eye

Salmon pink colour with orangey-red glints.

Nose

Sweet red fruits, accompanied by floral (acacia) and mineral hints with grilled and smoked overtones.

Palate

On the palate, there is a burst of fresh, sweet fruit, with a tasty, crisp and mellow texture. Soft, silky tannins are balanced thanks to a good mineral freshness! Great aromatic persistence.

Food Pairing

Perfect accompaniment to main courses: fish, such as salmon, meat, such as lamb, veal, guinea fowl, and even pheasant, and soft cheeses, such as Chaource and Brillat-Savarin. It can also be served with red fruit based desserts that are less sweet, such as a red fruit zabaglione or a red fruit gratin.


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