Cristal 2006 is made using full- bodied, smooth Pinots and fresh, elegant mineral Chardonnays. The ripeness of 2006 harvests makes it possible to achieve a distinctive culmination of structure and purity, richness and softness.
Glistening colour with light amber highlights, indicating a year of very fine ripeness. Soft, almost timid bubbles, in a fine, slow and steady flow.
There is a rich bouquet with confit fruit (lemon, orange), white flowers (lilies) and lightly roasted nuts (hazelnuts and almonds). Once the wine has breathed, the dominant fruitiness becomes intense, almost explosive: a sabayon of vine peaches, apricots, melon and mango.