Champagne Roederer Cristal Brut Vintage 2006
Ref : 468483
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 282.70 € / liter
- Keeping level Ready to drink
- Service temperature 9°
Our food and wine pairings
- Grilled Fish
- Fish in sauce
Our oenologists' opinion
Its golden color brings out a rich aroma with candied fruits (lemon, orange), white flowers (lilies) and lightly toasted nuts (hazelnuts, almonds). A hushed excitement, almost shy, but fine, slow and steady. In the mouth, the texture is incredibly concentrated giving the impression of biting into a ripe and fleshy fruit. The taste is invaded by the depth of the juicy fruit, silky and creamy and quickly gives way to a pure freshness, chiseled and slender. Both concentrated, dense, ripe, fresh and long, Cristal 2006 is firmly built on loose, creamy Pinots and Chardonnays complemented by elegant and fresh minerals.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Do you know ?
The jewel of the Louis Roederer Cristal cuvée was created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II. The Maison used a Flemish master glassmaker to make a bespoke bottle for the Tsar, in order to overcome any attack against himself. Thus the famous crystal bottle, transparent and flat-bottomed, was born.
Domain and appellation
Founded in 1776, the house was entrusted to Louis Roederer in 1833 to expand and establish itself as one of the finest terroirs of Champagne. While other maisons bought their crops from wine growers, the Roederer house embarked on a policy of acquiring the most prestigious vintages. Roederer Cristal is THE prestige cuvée of the house and certainly one of the most famous in the world.
- Terroir: The house has three vineyards in the most important wine regions of Champagne: the Vallée de la Marne, the Montagne de Reims and the Côtes des Blancs.
- Viticulture: Spread over 240 hectares, the vineyards are divided into 410 plots. Like the ending of Bourgogne, the vines are pampered and worked piecemeal to respect the diversity of terroirs.
- Vinification: Developed only during the "great years", Cristal Roederer is made of 100% crus. Aged in a cellar on the lees for 6 years, it benefits from additional 8 months after disgorgement.
Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
- Chardonnay : 45%
- Pinot Noir : 55%