Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Vintage 2015 Champagne 75cl
Louis Roederer Cristal 2015 is a highly esteemed Grande Marque's prestige cuvée, and is one of Champagne's most iconic wines. Cristal 2015 was assembled from 45 plots from 7 villages, including Verzenay, Verzy, Beaumont-sur-Vesle, Aÿ, Avize, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger and Cramant. Each plot was vinified separately, so as to fully express each vineyard's soil and microclimate. The vineyards are cultivated using biodynamic methods, augmenting the relationship between the vines, soil, and light. 25% of the wine was fermented in oak barrel, adding a layer of richness and complexity, and malolactic fermentation is avoided, maintaining the freshness and purity of the fruit. Ageing on lees sur latte lasted for between 6 and 7 years, and the bottles were held back for a further 6 to 12 months post-disgorgement.
This masterpiece is true to Cristal's signature style, with incredible precision and complex yet delicate perfume. There is no doubt that the rich and toasty side of Cristal will be revealed after 5 to 10 years of further ageing.
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Pairs well with…
- Summer Fruits
- White Meat
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“If the 2014 vintage was especially open and demonstrative, the 2015 Cristal is going to require more patience. Unwinding in the glass with aromas of citrus oil, crisp stone fruits, white flowers, crushed mint and subtle hints of buttery pastry, it's medium to full-bodied, deep and layered, with a deep, concentrated and rather introverted core of fruit framed by chalky extract and animated by a pretty pinpoint mousse. This is a serious, vinous Champagne that has considerable substance to age and may well evolve along the lines of the lovely 1985.” William Kelley - 95 PointsGrape: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir2015 was a hot, sunny and dry vintage in Champagne. Indeed, it was the hottest ever recorded at the time. Some rain in August gave the vines much-needed hydration, and cool nights helped the grapes retain acidity. Yields were fairly low. As a result, the 2015 vintage Champagnes are excellent, with rich fruit and well-balanced acidity.The bouquet presents notes of donut peach, almond and wheat. The silkily textured palate evokes lemon curd, acacia honey, ginger and pastry. In this ripe vintage, Cristal exhibits great concentration and wonderful balance; the chalky soils transmitting a saline minerality and racy freshness.
More Information Brand Louis Roederer Country France Volume (cl) 75 ABV (% vol) 12.5 Dietary Bio Dynamic Style Brut Champagne Expression Citrus, Complex, Nutty, Tree Fruits Champagne Region Cote des Blancs, Montagne de Reims, Vallee de la Marne Champagne Village Avize, Ay, Beaumont-sur-Vesle, Cramant, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Verzenay, Verzy Champagne Dosage (g/l) 7 Champagne Producer Type Grande Marque Champagne and Wine Aging Oak Closure Cork and Cage Champagne Grape Champagne Blend Time on Lees 4-10 YearsWrite Your Own Review