Louis Roederer, Cristal 2012
2.300,00 kr. inc. vat
|Dimensions||7,5 × 7,5 × 30 cm|
60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
|Bottles per case||
Louis Roederer Cristal is one of the most iconic luxury cuvées in the world. The 2012 vintage is a prestige cuvée and continues the tradition of excellence associated with this label.
Cristal was originally created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II of Russia, with the name "Cristal" coming from the flat-bottomed, clear lead-crystal bottle in which it is sold. It was first commercially available in 1945.
As for the 2012 vintage, it's important to note that Cristal is only produced during the best years, when the ripeness and the balance of the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes meet the house's stringent standards. The 2012 vintage is a result of a particularly challenging and complex year marked by many meteorological changes. However, meticulous work in the vineyards and later in the cellars resulted in a wine of remarkable precision and finesse.
The Louis Roederer Cristal 2012, like all Cristal vintages, is known for its elegance and depth. It's crafted predominantly from Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs. The wine is aged for 6 years in the house's cellars and left for a further 8 months after disgorging.
The taste is refined with energetic bubbles and a bouquet of citrus fruits, luscious orchard fruits, along with notes of toasted nuts, white chocolate, and caramel. This leads to a palate filled with flavors of ripe fruits, honeyed citrus, and baked bread, all underpinned by a vibrant mineral freshness.