Louis Roederer Cristal


Louis Roederer Cristal 2012


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The Louis Roederer Cristal exclusively originates from great vintages when the Pinot Noir, as well as the Chardonnay, reach their perfect state of ripeness. After the vinification, this French sparkling ages for six years in the wine cellar and further eight months after the Dégorgement. Louis Roederer produced his first Louis Roederer Cristal in the year of 1876 following the request of the Russian czar. Alexander II was a huge admirer of Roederer champagnes and each year, reserved the best cuvées for himself. However, the Louis Roederer Cristal comes in bottles with a flat bottom in order to emphasize its singularity. Cellarman Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon says about his gorgeous champagne: "A wine of pure pleasure and a sophisticated gastronomic wine, Cristal is both powerful and delicate, combining subtlety and precision."

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: sparkling wine
Other Vintages: Other vintages
Appellation:Champagne (Champagne, France)
Winery: Louis Roederer
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Pinot Noir (60%), Chardonnay (40%)
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 12%
Type Of Sparkling: Brut

Description of Louis Roederer Cristal

Louis Roederer Cristal (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay)

TASTING NOTES: Louis Roederer Cristal

  • View: Golden with subtle orange and warm reflexes, the perfect bubble, fine, consistent, dynamic
  • Nose: Very subtle notes of juicy, ripe fruits, slightly acid red berries with notes of warm bread. Bouquet of white chocolate and hazelnut.
  • Mouth: Concentrated, ripe fruits, smokey notes, natural depth. Silky, velvety texture. Slightly salty notes, fine and persistent


VINEYARD: Louis Roederer

GRAPES: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir

AGING: 6 years in the cellar, 8 months after the Dégorgement

PREPARATION: 15% of the wines mature in oak barrels. The cuvée is based on grapes from the winery's best vineyards.



ALCOHOL: 12% Vol

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The Winery

Louis Roederer

Louis Roederer

A passion for great wines and a desire to compensate for the limits that the "château policy" naturally imposes on the development of Louis Roederer Champagne have, over the years, driven Jean Claude and then Frédéric Rouzaud to acquire an exclusive group of properties around the Champagne House in Reims which, although managed truly independently, share the same philosophy of excellence, and today make up the "Louis Roederer Group".

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- View: Louis Roederer Cristal Brut case has an intense color.
- Nose: Aromas genuine.
- Palate: Production In 1876, Tsar Alexander II and was a big fan of Louis Roederer Champagne and Louis Roederer asked if I could take a step further and produce, for personal consumption, a unique wine in quality and bottle. Louis Roederer offered to create an exceptional white crystal bottle of the best selection of the 7 finest vineyards of his estate. This wine is produced only in a great year when the maturity of the grapes Chardonnay and Pinot noir must allow the subtle balance. It is the most prestigious Champagne region. Style Precise, silky, balanced and harmonious with a powerful body, rich, high purity and an incredible capacity for improvement over time. Elaboration Made with 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay, 20% of the wines mature in oak without malolactic fermentation. Cristal is produced using the harvests of the best vineyards in the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs. The wines undergo an average maturity of five years in the cellars and the rest 8 months after disgorgement to perfect maturity. The dose of 8 to 10 g / l is adapted to each vintage. Harvest An extraordinary year that brought together all the factors that make a big Champagne: temperatures remain high without excessive heat or sun, preceded by a mild winter and a reduction in rainfall (about 20%) during the cycle for grow ...

GRAPES: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
CELLAR: Louis Roederer
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4 /5

A Pinot Noir with a nice colour. Aromas of yeast fermentation. Voluptuous in the mouth.
You can take it with any meal.
Brought by a friend and I opened it with him.
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