Louis Roederer Brut Cristal Rosé Magnum Estuchado is a magnificent pastel pink rosé champagne made during a very generous vintage in terms of quality and quantity. The mild temperatures and low rainfall allowed the grapes to ripen optimally. The origins of this champagne date back to 1974, when Jean-Claude Rouzaud decided to go for a Cristal Rosé. It is made mainly with Pinot Noir grapes from old vines together with Chardonnay, in a smaller proportion. The chalky soils where the vines are grown allow the grapes to ripen exceptionally well, achieving the crystalline and pure acidity that is so desirable. It matures for 6 years in the cellar and remains in the bottle for a further 8 months after disgorging.
Louis Roederer Cristal Rosé tasting notes
Louis Roederer Brut Cristal Rosé magnum has a salmon pink colour with bright golden reflections. Smooth and regular effervescence.
Summery bouquet of fresh, sweet and slightly acidic fruits (redcurrant, vine peach). The concentration and maturity of the Pinot Noir is perceptible, with hints of "fruit liqueur" (raspberry) and nuances of toasted almonds and gingerbread.
The attack on the palate is voluptuous, intense and surprisingly light at the same time. Round and fruity, concentrated, it rests on the freshness of the chalk and the melted but full tannins, which reinforce the wine's precision and character.
The whole is very harmonious, superbly integrated, giving the impression of a natural, refined and profound fullness at the same time.