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Home >> Champagne >> 2007 Louis Roederer Cristal Rose
2007 Louis Roederer Cristal Rose
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Size=750 ml, ST[97]

"The 2007 Cristal RosÚ opens with the most captivating, extraordinary bouquet imaginable. Sweet, exquisite and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2007 is intense yet weightless, with extraordinary overall balance and remarkable finesse. Today, the 2007 Cristal RosÚ is a wine of pure seduction. There is little doubt the 2007 is a great Cristal RosÚ in the making. This is the first vintage in which all of the fruit was farmed according to biodynamic principles. According to winemaker Jean-Baptiste LÚcaillon, biodynamic farming has brought increased aromatic presence in the fruit and also given the Pinot a bit more intensity than normal, so much so that in 2007 the blend is 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay as opposed to the 60/40 split that has been more typical over the years. In 2007, the fruit was picked in August, which is also unusual, but bud break got off to an early start, so the growing season turned out to be longer than the classic 100-day period that is typical from bud-break to harvest. All of that means the 2007 Cristal RosÚ is a much more classic-feeling wine that one might have expected." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (May 2015)