Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 Champagne

Louis Roederer Cristal 2012 Champagne

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Grape Variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay

Vintage: 2012

ABV: 12%

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£200.00 Inc. VAT

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Description

Cristal is a blend of Grand Crus from the Montagne de Reims, the Marne Valley and the Côte des Blancs. Cristal 2012 is the first vintage to be 100% biodynamic. No malolactic fermentation.

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.

Golden yellow in colour with glistening gold tints. Incredibly dynamic effervescence, so lively you can almost hear it!

Rich and complex aromas with notes of zesty and candied fruit (lemon) mingled with pollen (white flowers), roasted hazelnut and Madagascar vanilla. After aeration, the bouquet develops rich notes of fresh pastries and smoky notes from bottle ageing.

A delicious, concentrated and chalky palate. It shows incredible tension and perfectly honed aromatic precision. The attack is powerful, distinctive and concentrated and reveals a silky, mouth-coating texture, characteristic of the ripe Pinot noirs from the 2012 vintage.