Champagne produced by the Louis Roederer maison. The foundation of the maison took place in 1776, but it had its turning point when it was taken over by Louis Roederer in 1833, who in addition to naming the company with his name, introduced innovations for the care in the cultivation of his own vineyards, and purchased new ones by selecting personally the best. Thanks to the attention to these details, his bottles will soon reach the United States and in particular Russia, reaching the table of Tsar Alexander II. It was in 1876 that the first “prestige cuvée” was created for the Tsar, marketed under the name “Cristal”, which would soon become one of the best-selling and universally appreciated champagnes for its great elegance and quality. Even today this great elegance constitutes the unique style of the company, under the guidance of the seventh generation of the family.
Pinot noir 36%
Pinot meunier 22%
It is produced according to the so-called methode champenoise or classic method, a method in which the wine essentially undergoes two different fermentations: the first, the alcoholic one (which it has in common with the rest of the wines) takes place in fermentation vats; the second, however, takes place directly in the bottle and ensures that during this second process, thanks to particular yeasts, the wine also develops carbon dioxide (which will then give life to the famous bubbles upon uncorking).
Crystalline straw yellow colour. On the nose you can perceive notes of ripe yellow fruit, then some notes of yeast, toasting, almond and bread crust. Hints of tertiary and minerality. Creamy and enveloping in the mouth, but also crunchy and appropriately pungent; at first, fruity notes are perceived which leave room for increasing complexity and evolution into spices. Very balanced in all its components.
Very versatile champagne; it can be accompanied by fish, shellfish, cheeses, appetizers and desserts. Furthermore, it is perfect for celebrating special occasions or for an informal toast with friends.