Louis Roederer Cristal 2012

Louis Roederer (Champagne)

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The Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 (£185.00) is a sparkling wine made by Louis Roederer from the region of Champagne produced with chardonnay and pinot noir from the 2012 vintage and has an alcoholic content of 12%. The Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 is the ideal sparkling to combine with caviar and lobster. Drinks&Co users rate this sparkling wine with 4 out of 5 points.

Technical sheet · Louis Roederer Cristal

Type Of Wine: sparkling wine
Vintage: 2012 Other vintages
Appellation:Champagne (Champagne,France)
Winery: Louis Roederer
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Pinot Noir (60%), Chardonnay (40%)
Pairing: StartersFishSeafoodCheeseLobsterCaviar
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 12%
Consumption Temp.: 6-8ºC
Type Of Sparkling: Brut
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Description · Louis Roederer

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 (Pinot Noir and Chardonnay)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: Bright golden yellow; lively effervescence.
  • Nose: Rich and complex; aromas of citrus fruits, candied lemon, acidic fruits, white flowers, toasted hazelnuts, vanilla and pastry; smoky aroma with aeration.
  • Mouth: Concentrated, tense and powerful, very elegant; silky and enveloping structure; fresh and chalky.

NAME OF ORIGIN: Champagne

VINEYARD: Louis Roederer

GRAPES: 40% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Noir.

AGING: 6 years in the cellar; rest 8 months after disgorgement.

PREPARATION: The harvest is carried out exactly 100 days after the flowering of the vine; pressing; first fermentation that lasts until spring; crus assembly; second fermentation on pupitre.

PAIRING: Fish, caviar, oysters, seafood, shellfish

SERVING TEMPERATURE: 6-8 ºC

ALCOHOL: 12%

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...

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Thedrinkshop

Posted on at 05.19

4/5

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012

- Cristal is the flagship cuvée from Louis Roederer. Created in 1876, it is composed of Grands Crus from the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs.
- Golden yellow in colour with glistening gold tints. Incredibly dynamic effervescence, so lively you can almost hear it!
- Rich and complex aromas with notes of zesty and candied fruit (lemon) mingled with pollen (white flowers), roasted hazelnut and Madagascar vanilla. After aeration, the bouquet develops rich notes of fresh pastries and smoky notes from bottle ageing. A delicious, concentrated and chalky palate. It shows incredible tension and perfectly honed aromatic precision. The attack is powerful, distinctive and concentrated and reveals a silky, mouth-coating texture, characteristic of the ripe Pinot noirs from the 2012 vintage.
- A deep and vinous wine, bright and noble, a true Cristal. It is balanced by a chalky freshness that cuts through and stretches the wine giving it with a slender fuselage and great finesse.
- The finish is long and remarkably concentrated.

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Amadeo Walker

Posted on at 09.39

4 /5

TASTING NOTES:View: Bright golden yellow; lively effervescence.Nose: Rich and complex; aromas of citrus fruits, candied lemon, acidic fruits, white flowers, toasted hazelnuts, vanilla and pastry; smoky aroma with aeration.Mouth: Concentrated, tense and powerful, very elegant; silky and enveloping structure; fresh and chalky.NAME OF ORIGIN: ChampagneVINEYARD: Louis RoedererGRAPES: 40% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Noir.AGING: 6 years in the cellar; rest 8 months after disgorgement.PREPARATION: The harvest is carried out exactly 100 days after the flowering of the vine; pressing; first fermentation that lasts until spring; crus assembly; second fermentation on pupitre.PAIRING: Fish, caviar, oysters, seafood, shellfishSERVING TEMPERATURE: 6-8 ºCALCOHOL: 12%
Xtrawine

Posted on at 05.18

4 /5

This fantastic jewel is remained still today faithful to the value that l' it has inspired in far away 1876, when Luis Roederer purposely created it like gift for the Zar Alexander II of Russia. All' visual examination cannot that crystalline being! The spuma it is rich with the most fine and interminable bollicine. The olfattive feelings are wide, intense that remember the warm bread crust, the fruit sand bank, the honey, the chocolate and delicate speziate feelings. Al palate is rich, satisfactory with a entusiasmanti concentration and length.

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Reviews about other vintages

Reviews about Louis Roederer Cristal 2009

Brunero Christine
Brunero Christine

5/5

Very good millesime
Carmen Blanch
Carmen Blanch

5/5

As in previous vintages: excellent!
Anonymous
Anonymous

4/5

- Cristal is a blend of Grand Crus from the Montagne de Reims, the Marne Valley and the Côte des Blancs. The wine is aged for six years in the cellars and left for a minimum of eight months after disgorging to attain the perfect maturity.
- Yellow gold in colour with amber tints and persistent, fine and lively bubbles. Subtle on the nose with notes of citrus compote, candied apricots and honeysuckle. When aerated, notes of vanilla and cocoa bean emerge, with toasted hazelnut, hints of liquorice and even a touch of cinnamon.
- The palate is structured and energetic with chalky, cherry freshness and an almost mentholated brightness. The Cristal 2009 is delicate and etherial, exceptionally focussed and full of energy.
- Perfect with white fish such as monk fish, and white meats.
- A continental, sunny year with a real winter that was very cold and dry followed by a glorious sun-filled summer and almost no rain in August and September. All this meant traditional vine growth, excellent health and remarkable grape ripeness for the production of dense, fruity and delicious wines. 2009 is an obvious addition to the select group of brilliant and accomplished Champagne vintages with a light, sunny character.
- 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay.

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