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2013 Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne

ChampagneSparklingHighly RecommendInternationalPrivate Cellar

$ 550.00 AUD

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2013 was characterised by a particularly late growing cycle. A seemingly endless winter was followed by a very cool, late spring. We had to wait until the start of July for flowering to begin - something we hadn’t seen in Champagne for quite some time! Fortunately, summer was glorious with plenty of sunshine, record high temperatures and very low rainfall, ideal for the ripening of the Pinot noirs and Chardonnays. The temperatures were cool for the October harvest and the resulting wines are elegant and fresh - the signs of a «classic» vintage.

Region - Champagne

Type - Sparkling

Year - 2013

Winery - Champagne

Grape - Chardonnay/Pinot Noir

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

A golden hue with soft, glowing highlights. Fine, steady, gentle bubbles. Powerful and complex on the palate, revealing a mixture of yellow fruit (mirabelle plum), juicy, ripe fruits (nectarine), citrus peel (candied orange) and finely-roasted nuts (hazelnut). The nose is simultaneously powdery and sweet, with elegant, chalky notes. Gentle, tactile and full-bodied on the palate. The bubbles create a gentle, vibrating sensation, then the wine becomes soft, dense and juicy. But it is the chalky freshness that quickly sets the tone: the sweetness becomes energetic and intense, giving the wine an elegant yet powerful texture. Fine, textured tannins reveal a poised and vinous dimension to the wine. The finish is savoury and saline.

Wine descriptors

Captivating and Complex, Elegant and Fine, For the Cellar, Something Special, Vibrant and Exciting

Fruit aromas & flavour

Citrus, Plum, Stonefruit

Other aromas & flavour

Florals, Nuttiness, Spices, Vanilla

Body type

light

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

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