|Article:||Roederer Cristal Brut Jahrgang 2008|
|Category:||Vintage Champagne, dry|
|Grape variety:||60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay|
|Characteristics:||This really masterly Cristal 2008 is not only deep but also intensive. A quintessence of the chalk which awards pressure and tension at the same time. The Cristal 2008 was controlled by a very long ten years ageing on the bottle. A premiere!|
|Colour:||Copper with at the same time green and orange-coloured reflexes.|
|Flavour:||Soft, regular and dynamic bubbles.
Complex, intensive bouquet with notes of candied citrus fruits, yellow fruits, Williams Christ pear, pollen and roasted almonds. In the nose intensive, precise and chased.
|Taste:||Firm, broad and tight prelude. A body rich, almost salty wine stamped in the year 2008 by fresh temperatures as well as the dryness of the chalk soils. The result is more haptically, almost liquer like firm and soft impression, in which the wine rolls accurately in the mouth. An unbelievably fresh, tense and very salty finish which leaves an impression of absolute purity.|
|Drinking temperature:||9° C|
|Drink recommendation:||Perfect to caviar, fish, scallops, crustaceans, lobster and crayfish.|
|Awards:||97 points Robert Parker
100 points James Suckling
100 points Wine Enthusiast
The Cuvée Cristal is produced from the Crus of the Reims mountains, the Marne valley and the Côte des Blancs. It matures in the bottle ore than 8 years and rests after the Dégorgement another 8 months to give its maturity the finishing touch. The dosage is 8 g/l.
Soil type: Permeable chalk floors from the tertiary. The valency expresses itself in the composition of the classification of the Cru situations and with that in the grape price.
The 1776 founded Champagne house in Reims has more than 200 hectares of vineyard, exclusively Premier- and Grand Cru-positions. The company is run today by Frédéric Rouzaud who produces uncompromising champagne qualities of the top class. The company is able to cover 2/3 of the grape need of one's own itself, because of such comprehensive vineyards. An indispensable prerequisite for the production of great champagnes. He guarantees the style and resistance of their champagnes with a great choice of reserve wines. They give the champagne qualities their corpulent type, complexity and balance.
|Country of origin:||France|
|Company:||Champagne Louis Roederer|
|Address:||21, boulevard Lundy, CS 40014, 51722 Reims Cedex France|