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Laurent Perrier Rose NV 75cl in Gift Box
 Salmon-pink in colour. The nose is precise and very crisp with a lasting impression of freshness, it has hints of soft red fruits, such as strawberries, redcurrants, raspberries and black cherries.

Price : £70.00
Code : rsg00152

Louis Roederer Cristal 2004 Champagne
Brilliant clarity with delicate pale gold nuances, combined with an ultra-fine, persistent, soft effervescence. The immediate aroma is highly expressive of the elegance and precision of Chardonnay; white fruit, sweet pollen, fine citrus fruit and very pure minerality. After a few minutes the aromas develop to more confit, lightly grilled notes, almost becoming generous yet remaining precise and impeccably refined.

The initial impression on the palate is full and creamy, revealing a fine concentration of stone fruits; nectarine, fresh apricot and peach. This silky, textured concentration, which is both dense and soft – and typical of great Pinot Noirs – is intervowen with a sophisticated touch of acidity, bringing the wine alive with minerality. The overriding impression is one of a true harmony of flavours, senses and silky textures...absolute sensuality.


2004 was a classic, generous year, bringing both quantity and quality. 2004 followed almost to the letter the same climatic trend as the exceptional 2002 vintage with cool, moderate temperatures throughout the growing season. Rainfall was lower than average, by about 30%, and despite a cold and wet August, September was dry and sunny leading to an impressive ripening of the grapes. By 20th September the grapes had attained a ‘vintage’ balance in the Louis Roederer vineyards combining both physiological maturity and great freshness.

Cristal is produced from the finest plots of Louis Roederer’s vineyards in the Montagne de Reims, the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs including Ay, Avize and Mesnil-sur-Oger.


Grape Variety:
55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay. 20% of the wines are matured in large oak casks which undergo weekly batonnage. There is no malolactic fermentation. The wine spends an average of 5 years ageing in the cellars then rests for a further 8 months post disgorgement.
The dosage is about 9 g/l.

Pairing with food:

With such substance Cristal is a hugely versatile champagne matching well with lobster and crayfish, mushrooms and even duck.


Background Information:

Established in 1776, Champagne Louis Roederer is one of the few remaining completely independent family owned, great Champagne houses.


In 1876 Tsar Alexander II, who was already a great fan of Louis Roederer’s champagne, asked Louis Roederer to go one step further and produce, for his own personal consumption, a unique wine in quality and bottle. Louis Roederer offered to create an exceptional white crystal bottle to house the best selection from the 7 finest vineyards of his estate. This wine was only produced in the “great” years when the ripeness of the Chardonnay and Pinot noir enabled a subtle, precise balance. The wine is the region’s most prestigious.


The bottle of Cristal comes complete in a golden-coloured anti-UV cellophane wrapper and is presented in a Louis Roederer Cristal gift box.

Price : £225.00
Code : rsg00151