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Louis Roederer Champagne Cristal Rose 750ML 2006  
Sku: 03358
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 ...more
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Product Information
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Grape Varietal: Champagne Blend
Type: Sparkling
Reg. $575.97
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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.
Vinous 98 points - One of the highlights in this tasting, the 2006 Cristal Rose is simply stunning. A vertical, towering wine, the 2006 Cristal Rose is a thrill a minute, with a compelling interplay of aromatics and exquisitely layered fruit, all supported by a real feeling of phenolic intensity. While the 2007 is seductive, the 2006 is virile and imposing, with the statuesque lift of a Giacometti sculpture. All the elements meld together in a complete, alluring Champagne that will continue to drink beautifully for many decades. In 2006, the Pinot Noir was already being farmed biodynamically, while the Chardonnay was still under conversion.  (May 2015)

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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.
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.