- Rare back vintage rosé champagne
- Special dosage made of the best cru's used in making this wine
- Pair with Salmon or game for mains or perhaps a Sabayon with dessert.
Aromas are Intensely fruit-driven (strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants and blueberries), opening with air to produce heady, almost intoxicating aromas of blackberry and nuances of honey.
Generous and vinous, the palate shows dense, fleshy substance coming from the macerated berries and exceptional ripeness. The good tannic structure is cushioned by the fruit to result in a well-balanced roundness and vinosity, and a mature, vinous but fine finish.
The Brut Rose 1998 needs time to achieve its full potential but with generosity and density of fruit plus vinosity, it shows all the promise of Cumieres Vieilles Vignes (old vines) Pinot Noir grapes ripened to perfection.
Food pairing & Service
Serve well chilled. A wine of great structure and vinosity, Louis Roederer Brut Rose 1998 is a perfect accompaniment to meals based on fish (particularly salmon) and meats such as lamb, veal, guinea-fowl or pheasant.
To round off the meal, Brut Rose is an ideal accompaniment to creamy cheeses such as a ripe Chaource or a Brillat Savarin, or the sharpness of a soft fruit pudding such as Sabayon.
In good to outstanding years, particularly in the Marne Valley, the pinot noir grapes from the Louis Roederer holdings in Champagne achieve a level of "over-ripeness" which permits the production of a Rose of exceptional quality. Louis Roederer only employ the traditional maceration process for their Rose Champagnes.
This gives the wine its subtle colour, by leaving the grape must in contact with the skins of the grapes for the first 18-48 hours of the initial fermentation. The Brut Rose is aged 5 years prior to release. The liqueur dosage is 11-12 grams per litre, and is prepared from a selected blend of 8-10 of the very best Louis Roederer's vineyard crus and is aged for 4 years in oak.