Louis Roederer Brut Rosé 2013
“A characteristic Roederer rosé: the concentration, fruitiness, and compactness of the Cumières Pinot noir grapes are transcended by the elegance, purity, and freshness of the finest Chardonnay grapes cultivated on the Côte des Blancs.” — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master.
A light, bright and fabulous Rosé that is seriously good and a joy to drink! Louis Roederer Rosé adds a dash of luxury, finesse and complexity to any occasion.
Fine and steady stream of bubbles. A complex bouquet dominated by a minty freshness combined with zesty fruit, wild strawberry and raspberry. The nose reveals spicy and smoky notes, characteristic of the Pinot noirs grown in Cumières, along with dried fruit, roasted almonds and cocoa bean aromas. The bouquet offers underlying saline notes reminiscent of sea spray for a shock of freshness. The wine is soft and velvety smooth on the palate with a delicate mouthfeel, excellent body, hints of tannins and long finish.
A signature blend of 67% Pinot noir and 33% Chardonnay, 33% of which was matured in oak casks. 22% Malolactic fermentation. Over the years, Louis Roederer has developed a unique technique for the production of its rosé champagnes. This process, referred to by Roederer as the ‘infusion’ technique, allows them to bring out the juicy, ripe character of the Pinot noirs whilst preserving their exceptional freshness. A small amount of Chardonnay juice is added to the Pinot noir maceration, which then ferment together and integrate harmoniously. The cuvée Rosé 2013 was bottle-aged for 4 years before being left to rest for a further 6 months after disgorging in order to attain perfect maturity. The dosage is 8 g/l. Drink now to 2027.
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The 2013 Vintage shows the compelling interplay of ripeness and high acids that are so typical of the year. The Vintage is built on a core of Pinot from Verzy, with Chardonnay from Chouilly, on the Cramant border. Constantly changing in the glass, the 2013 is a fabulous Champagne will reward readers with many years of exceptional drinking. The saltiness of Chouilly Chardonnay is a wonderful foil for Pinot here. Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon continues to bump up the Pinot here, as he takes the Vintage back to the blend that was used in the 1840s. Dosage is 8.5 grams per liter.