A blend of 66% Pinot Noir with 34% Chardonnay, whereas many other houses blend white and red base wines to make their rosé champagnes, Roederer uses the saignée method where the juice undergoes skin contact for 5-8 days to impart colour and flavour. 20% of the blend was subsequently matured in oak barrels, giving richness and depth of flavour. The final wine was aged for over 4 years in the Roederer cellars in Reims. Brilliant, pale salmon pink in colour, aromas are pure and fruity, recalling raspberries and redcurrants combined with roasted hazelnuts. The palate is rich but mineral and fine, with harmonious, vivacious bubbles and a racy finish. A champagne to enjoy on its own, but utterly sublime with scallops or lobster.
2009 Louis Roederer Vintage Rosé
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