- Great vintage for 2012. Long ageing potential
- Pinot dominant champagne
- Pair with rich-earthy dishes with mushroom, pastry or truffle.
This is just what you'd expect from a great vintage and excellent house.
Just over two-thirds pinot noir (Verzenay) and the balance southeast-facing chardonnay from Chouilly. This has 30% of oak fermentation which has compressed the wine, lending it an air of extreme concentration. The nose is gently spicy, offering peaches and cherries as well as neat autolysis edge. The palate has a powerful, long and assertive feel, with peach and lemon pith, chalky minerals, and some grapefruit. A powerful vintage for Roederer.
Technical details 70% PN, 30% CH. Ageing is 4 years on the lees and disgorged, early 2017
Dosage: 8-10 g/l
Jancis Robinson gave this a 17/20