Louis Roederer


Louis Roederer Cristal '08|Prestige|2008

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Biodynamic Producer No Malo-lactic Fermentation

Foods

Foods


Nougat Vanilla

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Peach

Tropical Fruit

Tropical Fruit


Pineapple

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Ginger Star Anise

Reims

Reims

What to expect


 

Summary of the wine: 60% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay; a pool of 50 hectares of vines averaging 42 years of age on the most chalky mid-slopes, yielding 50% less than the appellation; 60% biodynamic vineyards, with a goal of 100% by 2020; 16% fermented in 60-hL casks with bâtonnage for power, vinosity and a touch of spice and vanilla complexity; no malolactic fermentation; 8.5g/L dosage; typically 150,000–300,000 bottles" 

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

$399.00

Club Price $379.05 (?)

Winemaking

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation Biodynamic Producer No Malo-lactic Fermentation

Foods

Foods


Nougat Vanilla

Stone Fruit

Stone Fruit


Peach

Tropical Fruit

Tropical Fruit


Pineapple

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices


Ginger Star Anise

What to expect


 

Summary of the wine: 60% pinot noir, 40% chardonnay; a pool of 50 hectares of vines averaging 42 years of age on the most chalky mid-slopes, yielding 50% less than the appellation; 60% biodynamic vineyards, with a goal of 100% by 2020; 16% fermented in 60-hL casks with bâtonnage for power, vinosity and a touch of spice and vanilla complexity; no malolactic fermentation; 8.5g/L dosage; typically 150,000–300,000 bottles" 

Tyson Stelzer - The Champagne Guide 2018-2019

About the house

About the house


Food Suggestion 

This house has serious pedigree and a long history of making outstanding wines. Roederer is still family owned and run and has a significant land holding of over 230 hectares allowing them to supply 70% of their grape requirements with excellent fruit. We are impressed by Louis Roederer’s increasing commitment to exploring biodynamics, both with treatment of their vast vineyard holdings plus the recent acquisition of a 15 hectare biodynamic parcel from Leclerc Briant. A relatively small 3 million bottles per annum of production are exported, largely to the USA. 

Food Suggestion 


Take this prestige cuvee to another level and serve with caviar. Take the caviar straight from the back of the hand so that you can appreciate its beauty. Please ensure that the wine is served in an Emperor tulip or a white wine glass to allow the cuvee to show you its true potential.