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2008 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Rose Champagne with Gift Box

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Winemaker's Notes Blend: 56% Pinot noir, 44% Chardonnay

Bright pink hue with delicate salmon-pink tints. Soft, even sparkle that fills the glass and gives the wine an almost creamy appearance. The delicate, subtle bouquet opens up with elegant aromas of flower petals and dried fruit and nuts, which then give way to zesty notes of red berries such as redcurrant and wild strawberry, characteristic of our old Pinot noir vines from Ay.

The juicy and fleshy attack is underpinned by a direct, intense freshness. It displays simultaneously solid and fluid powdery notes harking back to the tannins in the pips which were perfectly ripe and lignified. There is an explosion of intense, rich, fresh flavors, complemented by notes of hazelnut and a powdery, almost oily, mouthfeel, characteristic of the nest Pinot noirs. There is an impression of chalkiness on the finish with zesty notes reminiscent of candied citrus and yuzu.

Cristal Rosé 2008 was bottle-aged for 8 years before being left to rest for 8 months after disgorging in order to attain perfect maturity. The dosage is 8 g/l. Cristal Rosé 2008 is as close to perfection as it can be: perfect maturity combined with a cristalline freshness!

The 2008 vintage was characterized by an unusually dry and cool summer and undoubtedly falls into the ‘continental’ vintage category: dense and powerful owing to its exceptional concentration. Nevertheless, the unusually cool temperatures over the summer made their mark on the vintage, giving it a remarkable intense and saline freshness.

Over the years Louis Roederer has developed a unique method for the production of its rosé champagnes. This process, referred to by Roederer as the ‘infusion’ technique, allows us to extract the juicy, ripe character of the Pinot noirs whilst preserving their exceptional freshness. A small amount of Chardonnay juice is added to the Pinot noir maceration which then ferment together and integrate harmoniously.

 

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Winemaker's Notes Blend: 56% Pinot noir, 44% Chardonnay

Bright pink hue with delicate salmon-pink tints. Soft, even sparkle that fills the glass and gives the wine an almost creamy appearance. The delicate, subtle bouquet opens up with elegant aromas of flower petals and dried fruit and nuts, which then give way to zesty notes of red berries such as redcurrant and wild strawberry, characteristic of our old Pinot noir vines from Ay.

The juicy and fleshy attack is underpinned by a direct, intense freshness. It displays simultaneously solid and fluid powdery notes harking back to the tannins in the pips which were perfectly ripe and lignified. There is an explosion of intense, rich, fresh flavors, complemented by notes of hazelnut and a powdery, almost oily, mouthfeel, characteristic of the nest Pinot noirs. There is an impression of chalkiness on the finish with zesty notes reminiscent of candied citrus and yuzu.

Cristal Rosé 2008 was bottle-aged for 8 years before being left to rest for 8 months after disgorging in order to attain perfect maturity. The dosage is 8 g/l. Cristal Rosé 2008 is as close to perfection as it can be: perfect maturity combined with a cristalline freshness!

The 2008 vintage was characterized by an unusually dry and cool summer and undoubtedly falls into the ‘continental’ vintage category: dense and powerful owing to its exceptional concentration. Nevertheless, the unusually cool temperatures over the summer made their mark on the vintage, giving it a remarkable intense and saline freshness.

Over the years Louis Roederer has developed a unique method for the production of its rosé champagnes. This process, referred to by Roederer as the ‘infusion’ technique, allows us to extract the juicy, ripe character of the Pinot noirs whilst preserving their exceptional freshness. A small amount of Chardonnay juice is added to the Pinot noir maceration which then ferment together and integrate harmoniously.

 

Shop By Winery: Louis Roederer

Shop By Region: Champagne, France

Shop By Varietal: Rosé / Champagne & Sparkling

Shop All: Gifts

Country France
Region Champagne
Vintage 2008
Winery Louis Roederer
Grape Varietals Champagne Blend
Size 750 milliliter