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.
A warm gold robe with light copper highlights. The slow, regular flow of bubbles is perfectly integrated into the structure of the wine. The bouquet is rich and heady, with a complex succession of juicy fruits (Williams pears), red fruit (light raspberry liqueur) and nuts (hazelnut). There are a few hints of lightly roasted cocoa alongside warm notes of pastries and vanilla. The bite is an explosion of flavors and silky substance. The juicy, fleshy fruits reinforce the soft smooth caress of the Pinot Noir – all with an overwhelming freshness that is wholly part of the wine’s texture, establishing great harmony. The subtle, controlled woodiness adds a sweet sensation, reinforcing the lightly roasted and vanilla flavors – without dominating the Pinot Noir fruit, which remains the focal point of this blend. This Brut Millésime 2007 is a fine expression of the ‘measured’ power of the Pinot Noir, in a subtle balance of smoothness and richness, instinctively balanced by freshness and lightness.