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Louis Roederer : Cristal Rosé 2008

 Incl. VAT & DP1 Bottle in presentation case (75 cl)
All Vintages of this wine
Parker : 96+ / 100
J. Robinson : 19.5+ / 20
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Roederer's 2008 Cristal Rosé is a pure but textured, perfectly ripe, round, luscious and mouth-filling Champagne with power and concentration as well as a crystalline, elegant precision and stunning, citrusy freshness. Sourced in four biodynamically farmed plots in Ay (two vineyards with old-vines Pinot Noir on calcareous clay soils that can give exceptional ripeness but also crystalline freshness), Avize and Mesnil (one-third), the 2008 is a blend of 55% to 57% Pinot Noir and 43% to 45% Chardonnay and was fermented partly (15%) in large oak casks, with 16% having undergone malolactic fermentation. The unique light peach to pink-salmon color as well as the combination of juicy ripeness and great freshness is the result of infusion, a vinification method practiced at Roederer since 1974 to combine finesse and mineralization with depth and ripeness. Cristal Rosé is produced with the saignée process after a cold maceration of seven to ten days and, after being blended with Chardonnay, is fermented like a dry wine. The delicate and subtle bouquet of the 2008 Cristal Rosé is intense and fruity, intertwining red berry and sweet cherry aromas with floral flavors and a touch of caramel and nuts. On the palate, the 2008 is very elegant, fine, pure, precise and fresh but nevertheless dense, intense and fleshy, with lots of powdery chalk and a pure, very fresh, chalky-salty finish with zesty citrus flavors. The 2008 should have enormous aging potential. The Rosé was disgorged in March 2017, and the dosage is eight grams per liter. Tasted at the domaine in May 2018.
Champagne
Alcohol
12

J. Robinson
19.5+

J. Suckling
99

Vinous - A. Galloni
99+

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Dessert wine
No

Grape varieties
Pinot Noir/Chardonnay

Area
Champagne

Appellation
Champagne

Color
Rosé

Producer
Louis Roederer

Sweetness
Brut

Parker
96+

Allergens
Contains sulphites