- Grande Marque Louis Roederer
- Fresh, mineral and saline
- 100% Chardonnay; 2014 Vintage
Tasting Notes: Bright golden hue flecked with green. Slow, gentle and steady bubbles. Very pure, delicate and ethereal bouquet. Delicate hints of flowers (honeysuckle, jasmine), ripe, fine and almost roasted citrus fruit (citron). These are followed by iodized, sea-breeze aromas, combined with the warm, sweet notes of freshly-baked pastries. After a fresh, energetic entry to the palate, the wine is dense, delicately zesty and invigorating. A predominantly saline character overlays flavours of citrus fruit (orange), harvest (almond, wheat) and Madagascan vanilla. The soft, melting bubbles give way to a limestone freshness, revealing an end-palate that seems light and powdery at first, but which surprises us with a real acceleration on the finish created by its elegant tannins and roasted spices.
Technical details - The Blanc de Blancs 2014 cuvée was drawn off at low pressure in order to create a rounder and smoother effervescence. 23% of the wine was vinified in oak casks. Bottle-aged for 5 years and then left to rest for a further 8 months after disgorging to attain the perfect maturity. The dosage is 8 g/l.