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Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Rose Cristal 2005

Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Rose Cristal 750ML 2005      
Sku: 13381

Like the Roederer estate Anderson Valley Brut, the Brut Rosé is untraditional. While most Rosés are made with more Pinot Noir than Chardonnay, the Roderer Estate Rosé is a 60/40 blend of these two grapes. As with all Roederer Estate wines, the Brut Rosé is 100% estate grown. Oak-aged wines from the reserve cellars are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvée in the traditionla Roederer style.

Tasting notes
The Roederer Estate Rosé is full and round with smooth flavors and a fine, persistent mousse. The extra measure of Chardonnay contributes elegance and austerity that balance nicely with the delicate fruitiness of the Pinot Noir.

Rating
 Wine Enthusiast 96 points
A beautifully balanced wine that exudes elegance as well as richness. It is drier than previous vintages of Cristal Rose, yielding a bright, crisp and layered wine. Red fruits are married with orange zest and tight acidity. It can be drunk now, but it is a young wine and will certainly age well through 2022.

Wine maker notes
For color, the winemakwer prepares a small portion of Pinot Noir with extended maceration and adds about 5% to the blend before secondary fermentation, imparting a subtle salmon tinge. Both the 60/40 blend and addition of the small amount of red wine creates a charming wine of discreet finesse.

Technical notes
COMPOSITION: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay

Food pairing
Serve with mild cheeses, oysters, shrimp, crabs and other shellfish, and with light, fruity desserts.

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Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling
 
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