Louis Roederer


Louis Roederer Cristal Jeroboam 2007 |Prestige

Louis Roederer

Louis Roederer Cristal Jeroboam 2007

Prestige

$3,899.00

*This special item comes from our private cellar. Please add 2 days to our delivery time frame. 

- A refined and elegant champagne in an exceptional Jeroboam format (3L).

- Cristal is a blend of grand crus from the Reims mountain, the Marne Valley and Côte des Blancs.

- A collector piece. 

2007 was a mostly warm year, characterised by unexpected and major weather events. A warm spring was followed by a cool summer. Drought had returned by the end of August. The end of the ripening process was excellent, and the harvests took place in ideal conditions. 

Its classic bouquet is both elegant and discreet. The attack of juicy ripe fruits (Pear Williams) and slightly acid red fruits (redcurrants) combined with nuances of hot pastries and Tarte Tatin that have just been taken out of the oven. The wine is ready to reveal its many qualities and, after a few minutes in the glass, reveals notes of white chocolate and hazelnuts produced by the fermentation in wood of some of the wines from the 2007 harvest. This juxtaposition of aromas of ripe, acid, and sweet fruits with the more roasted notes resulting from ageing becomes more pronounced over time and produces a real impression of depth. The attack in the mouth is concentrated and continues with mature fruits. The wine is prolonged by smoky flavours, once again creating the impression of natural depth. The textures are silky, velvety, and almost luscious; they provide perfect overtones to the wine’s freshness in a luscious and sensual ensemble. Powdery and salty nuances stimulate the edges of the tongue, adding a precise and energetic quality. And the final phase of the tasting is predominantly an impression of refinement and lightness.

Cristal 2007 is a magnificent example of Cristal’s ‘discreet power’: it is not so much an expression of the strength of the vintage, but rather the incredible finesse of the estate’s limestone substratum and the concentration of the old vines that are selected for the creation of Cristal.

Technical Details - 58% Pinot noir – 42% Chardonnay – 15% wines matured in wood (oak barrels) with weekly batonnage – no malolactic fermentation. Matured for 5 years in cellars – 8 months’ resting after disgorging. Dosage: 9.5g/l.

 

In 1876, Tsar Alexander II of Russia commissioned Louis Roederer to develop an exclusive cuvée for him. Louis Roederer selected the finest parcels in his vineyard and fashioned a wine with exceptional equilibrium. It was contained in a transparent crystal bottle, which made the Tsar’s cuvée instantly recognisable, and it was given a flat base to ensure that no bomb could be hidden under the bottle; this greatly reassured the Tsar, who was worried about assassination attempts. In 1908, his grandson, Tsar Nicolas II paid tribute to Louis Roederer when he appointed the House ‘Official Supplier to the Court of His Majesty the Emperor of Russia’. Ever since, Cristal has been adorned with the imperial coat of arms. The perfect illustration of rarity and elegance, Cristal is still created by the artisans of the House of Louis Roederer with the same spirit of passion and perfection.

Anything spectacular. 

Origin of the Wine

In 1876, Tsar Alexander II of Russia commissioned Louis Roederer to develop an exclusive cuvée for him. Louis Roederer selected the finest parcels in his vineyard and fashioned a wine with exceptional equilibrium. It was contained in a transparent crystal bottle, which made the Tsar’s cuvée instantly recognisable, and it was given a flat base to ensure that no bomb could be hidden under the bottle; this greatly reassured the Tsar, who was worried about assassination attempts. In 1908, his grandson, Tsar Nicolas II paid tribute to Louis Roederer when he appointed the House ‘Official Supplier to the Court of His Majesty the Emperor of Russia’. Ever since, Cristal has been adorned with the imperial coat of arms. The perfect illustration of rarity and elegance, Cristal is still created by the artisans of the House of Louis Roederer with the same spirit of passion and perfection.

Food Suggestion 

Anything spectacular. 

Descriptors & Texture


Chardonnay Dominant

Orchard Fruit


Williams Pear

Nut


Hazelnut