Salmon pink hue with golden tints. Consistent and incredibly delicate effervescence.
2012 was one of the most challenging and complicated years ever experienced in Champagne. However, difficult conditions often lead to great things... The low yields, due to the unpredictable weather, combined with continental conditions towards the end of the season, gave us unusual levels of maturity, resulting in rich, full-bodied and structured wines worthy of the greatest vintages in Champagne.
Cristal Rosé Champagne is a rarity, it is the most precious and the most sought after by connoisseurs who have classified it as the best rosé champagne. It was first presented in 1974. It is coloured by traditional pressing with dark grape skins (Pinot Noir), which is not called pellicular maceration. Cristal rosé Champagne is considered as an extraordinary champagne capable of remaining stored for a few years. It bewitches connoisseurs with its beautiful bright pink colour and very expressive taste.
The Louis Roederer winery has been owned by the same family since the company was founded in Reims in 1776. Today it is one of the three most important independent champagne houses. Since January 2006, Frédéric Rouzaud, the direct descendant of Louis Roederer, has continued the company's philosophy of quality as Président-Directeur Général.
56 % Pinot Noir & 44 % Chardonnay
The bouquet is poised and remarkably elegant. Its subtle, fleeting aromas are so delicately scented, intertwined and complex that they are difficult to describe. They invite you to take your time and lose yourself in this wine, which reveals itself at its own pace, like the master of time it is! The nose exudes delicate, zesty, fresh and precise notes of citrus peel, yuzu, forest fruit, mandarin, raspberry and wild strawberry which evolve towards roasted notes and almonds before giving way to fresh, herbal aromas of verbena and bergamot.
It reveals a lively palate invigorated by an incredibly elegant effervescence and beautifully light bubbles that soften the fruity structure and texture. The overwhelming sensation is one of serenity, the elegance of fresh fruit and the power of the zesty, chalky freshness. The finish is wonderfully long and enticing.
This is fantastic with lobster and beluga caviar, or a gourmet salad: lobster and foie gras. It also works with seared salmon or poached sea trout.