2014 Champagne Louis Roederer, Cristal Brut | Friarwood Fine Wines
2014 Champagne Louis Roederer, Cristal Brut | Friarwood Fine Wines

2014 Champagne Louis Roederer, Cristal Brut

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  • Type: Sparkling white
  • Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Country: France
  • Region: Champagne
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The most famous wine of the Roederer estate, Cristal was created in 1876 to satisfy the demanding tastes of Tsar Alexander II – the emperor asked Louis Roederer himself to reserve the House’s best cuvée for him every year.  This exceptional champagne came in a flat-bottomed & transparent lead-crystal bottle (to foil the insertion of explosives in the indentation by would-be assassins!), hence the name. Not commercially available until 1945 it is only produced in the best of years when the Chardonnay (c. 40% of the blend) and Pinot Noir (c. 60%) have attained perfect ripeness. Cristal is then aged for 6 years in their cellars and left for a further 8 months after dégorgement. A remarkably balanced and refined style there is also tremendous aging potential; it can be kept for over 20 years without losing its freshness and character.

Tropical fruit and brioche aromas on the nose and a silky texture complemented by a powerful mineral quality on the palate. With white stone fruit and citrus notes this is a luscious and deep flavoured champagne with a long finish – a truly harmonious marriage of the full-bodied, smooth & ripe Pinot Noir and the fresh, elegant minerality of Chardonnay.

Smoked monkfish and oyster mousse, Truffled chicken ballotine with creamy morel sauce or buttered lobster & tarragon risotto would be sublime!

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