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The Story

In order for grapes to be used in the creation of a great rosé champagne, they have to attain perfect maturity, which is sometimes difficult to achieve in the changeable Champagne climate. This is why Louis Roederer decided to invest in the vineyards at Cumières, where the shallow calcareous clay soil, which is on south-facing slopes bathed in the light reflected from the banks of the river Marne, enables the grapes to attain optimum phenolic maturity.

A blend of around 65% Pinot noir and 35% Chardonnay, 20% of which is wine matured in oak tuns, the Rosé Vintage cuvée is generally matured on lees for 4 years and left for a minimum of 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging) to attain perfect maturity.

The wine has fruity aromas of wild red berries, followed by floral notes, and the sugary and spicy fragrance of zest; and the aromas of dried fruit and cocoa result from the wine’s vinifying in oak tuns. Rich and full-bodied, the Rosé Vintage exalts the maturity of the fruit. A sparkling wine with an initial impression of freshness, it opens smoothly with almost exotic notes, combined with the pure minerality of the Chardonnay grapes.

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Tasting note

color

Gold

flavors

Vanilla, Apricot, Mineral, Truffles, Tropical fruits and White fruits

nose

Fresh and Seductive

recommend

Yes

taste

Well-Integrated, Mature, Round, Harmonious and Toasty

Verdict

Sexy and Intelligent

Written Notes

A magnum, where the cork wouldn't budge, that exhibited a wonderfully beautiful light-pink color. Strangely, the mousse was all but nonexistent. Still, the general impression was youthful and florally seductive. There is much here to remind one of Cristal Rosé. Vanilla ice cream with strawberry jam and whipped cream. If the mousse had remained intact the wine would surely have received higher points. On a later occasion: perfect mousse, magnificent smoky impression, and vintage-typical.

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Origin

Reims, Champagne

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Vintage

Vintage Blanc de Blancs

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 Richard Juhlin / The number One champagne expert in the world, Pro (Sweden)  tasted  Vintage Rosé 1961  ( Louis Roederer )

A magnum, where the cork wouldn't budge, that exhibited a wonderfully beautiful light-pink color. Strangely, the mousse was all but nonexistent. Still, the general impression was youthful and florally seductive. There is much here to remind one of Cristal Rosé. Vanilla ice cream with strawberry jam and whipped cream. If the mousse had remained intact the wine would surely have received higher points. On a later occasion: perfect mousse, magnificent smoky impression, and vintage-typical.

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