The Roederer style is built on precision, patience and attention to detail, reflecting the spirit of perfectionism that is the mark of the House. That pefectionism is apparent in every cuvee, every nuance and subtle variation that conspires to give each champagne its pleasurable taste; the outstanding smoothness of the bubbles; a taste that balances fruitiness and freshness; a smooth a subtle structure, marked by a delicate vinosity that finishes on a sensation of fulness. The jewel of the House is Cristal, created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II. This is champagne at its finest, as inspired today as it has always been, the embodiment of elegance and purity.
This wine is a salmon pink hue with bright golden tints. It has a persistent stream of fine bubbles. Reminiscent of a summery bouquet of fresh fruit, with the right balance of sweetness and acidity (red currants and vine peach). The Pinot Noir’s concentration and maturity adds distinctive notes of ‘fruit liqueur’ (raspberry) and aromas of roasted almonds and gingerbread. The attack is voluptuous- it is both intense and amazingly light; a concentrated blend of fruit based on chalky freshness and firm, but well-integrated tannins that strengthen the wine’s precision and appeal. The ensemble is very harmonious, beautifully integrated, and gives an impression of natural fullness, which is both refined and profound. Cristal Rosé is a perfect evocation of the ripe fruit of the vintage gathered from the chalky terroirs of the Cristal Rosé vineyards.