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Louis Roederer Cristal 2012


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: sparkling wine
Vintage: 2012 Other vintages
Appellation:Champagne (Champagne, France)
Winery: Louis Roederer
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 12%
Type Of Sparkling: Brut
From Louis Roederer (Champagne), we received this Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 (£181.80), a sparkling wine that is based on 2012 pinot noir and chardonnay and comes with an alcohol content of 12%. The Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 is the ideal sparkling to combine with caviar and lobster. According to Drinks&Co users, this sparkling wine earns 4 out of 5 points while renowned wine experts rate it as follows: robert parker: 97.

Description of Louis Roederer Cristal 2012

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 (Chardonnay and Pinot Noir)


  • 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.


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



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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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Reviews of Louis Roederer Cristal 2012


6 customer reviews
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4 /5

Il a une couleur très agréable. Il offrait au nez des notes de levures.Vin charnu dans la bouche.
Nous l'avons bu sur une tarte.
J'ai dégusté ce Louis Roederer Cuvée Cristal Roederer avec des gens des amateurs.
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Louis Roederer Cuvée Cristal Roederer 2012

4 /5

Bröd och bakverk i näsan. Tyvärr, det smakade kork.
Ingen tvekan: Louis Roederer Cuvée Cristal Roederer rekommenderas till 100%.
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Louis Roederer Cuvée Cristal Roederer 2012

4 /5

Os meus amigos adoraram este Louis Roederer Cuvée Cristal Roederer.
Tem uma cor bastante alegre. Aromas fortes a levedura. Tem muita presença.
O melhor da refeição.
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Louis Roederer Cuvée Cristal Roederer 2012

Reviews of other vintages of Louis Roederer Cristal 201202009020071


- 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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