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Louis Roederer Cristal 2015 In L-R Box (75cl)

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Louis Roederer Cristal 2015 In L-R Box (75cl)

Forged by a chalky soil unlike any other and honed by time, Cristal is Louis Roederer's flagship champagne.
Created in 1876 at the special request of Tsar Alexander II, this exceptional champagne is sourced from 45 plots located in seven Grands Crus vineyards spanning the Montagne de Reims, the Marne Valley and the Côte des Blancs. It is only produced in years when the grapes have reached perfect maturity. 
This bright, powdery and chalky champagne is the product of time and the fruit of a haute couture artisanal viticulture in which eco-friendly practices, biodynamic composts and respect for living organisms are the only rules. Cristal is a drinking experience unlike any other. It is crafted in a manner that will allow it to reveal itself very gradually over time, growing ever more glorious with every passing year, gaining in depth, finesse and aromatic complexity.
Tasting Notes:
"An intense, concentrated bouquet of yellow fruit combined with a concentrated roasted hazelnut and almond aromas.  A perfect, seamless and complex marriage of almond, wheat and sweet pollen notes from the Chardonnay with the juicy red fruit of the Pinot Noir. 
Concentrated, energetic and vibrant on the palate, starting out as a silky, almost oily caress, with soft flavours of candied citrus and iodised spices. The powdery texture becomes tauter and the pure, precise and chiselled freshness crescendos.  The salivating finish is underpinned by a slightly oaky, sappy and saline note that creates a simultaneous sensation of delicacy and concentration."
Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Chef de Cave
The 2015 Vintage:
2015 followed the continental trend of that decade: a mild, wet winter and a hot, dry summer.  The summer brought record-breaking temperatures and water stress.  The second half of August brought some very welcome rain, giving the vines some much needed relief.  Thanks to this fresh finish, the vines produced juicy, ripe and concentrated grapes.  The concentration which is the hallmark of this spectacular vintage is captured in this wine.
Cristal 2015 is composed of grapes sourced from 45 "lieux-dits" in Verzenay, Verzy, Beaumont-sur-Vesle, Ay,Avize, Mesnil-sur-Oger, and Cramant. 25% of the wines are vinified in oak. No malolactic fermentation. 
The dosage is 7 g/L.
Varietals: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay


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Standard Bottle 75cl