Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Vintage 2012 75cl

Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Vintage 2012 75cl

Nimi: Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Vintage 2012 75cl

Riik/regioon: Prantsusmaa, Champagne

Tootja: Champagne Louis Roederer

Aastakäik: 2012

Mari: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay

Alkoholisisaldus: 12% vol.

Tootekood: 133

Hind: 270.00

Hinnaklass: €€€

Reimsi linnas paiknev Louis Roederer on koos Bollingeriga üks väheseid siiani pereomanduses olevaid šampanjamajasid. Neile kuulub Champagne piirkonnas 240 hektarit, olles sellega üks suurimaid veiniaedade omanikke. Roedereri lipulaev on ainult parimatel aastatel valmistatav aastakäigu šampanja - Cristal - mille ajalugu ulatub tagasi 19. sajandisse kui seda valmistati vaid Vene tsaari tarbeks.

Cristal on valmistatud 60% Pinot Noir ja 40% Chardonnay viinamarjadest, mis pärinevad 7-st erinevast Grand Cru aiast Montagne de Reims, Marne ja Côte des Blancs aladelt. Cristali valmistamiseks kasutatavad veiniaiad on väga kriidise pinnasega, mis annab talle iseloomuliku elegantsuse ning mineraalsuse. Veinipuude keskmine vanus on 35 aastat. Esmane kääritamine toimub 80% terasmahutites ning 20% suurtes tammevaatides, veini küpsemisperiood pärmisettel kestab 9 aastat ning dosage on alla 8 grammi liitri kohta (ajaloo madalaim). Malolaktilist kääritamist ei rakendata.

Värvuselt kuldkollane, merevaigu varjunditega, väga peen, elav ja püsiv mull. Aroom on väga elegntne, tunda tsitrusviljade kompotti, karamelliseeritud aprikoosi ja suhkruroogu, dekanteerimisel lisanduvad vanilje ja kakaouba koos röstitud sarapuupähliga, delikaatne lagrits ja isegi kaneeli. Maitse on täidlase struktuuriga, väga elav ja energiline, kriidine mineraalsus, värske kirss, lausa mentoolilaadne erksus. Delikaatne, kuid erakordse fookusega ja tulvil energiat. Ideaalne koos merkuradiga või kvaliteetse linnulihaga.

"The 2012 vintage of Cristal is the first to be produced entirely from Demeter-certified, biodynamically-farmed fruit, which is a landmark for Maison Roederer. The future is now here! I have been looking forward to this release of this vintage of Cristal for a few years now, but sadly found myself not in top form to appreciate its debut, as I was so suffering from jet lag after my three weeks on the road in November that my energy level was no match for this beautiful young wine. The 2012 Cristal is its customary cépages of sixty percent pinot noir and forty percent chardonnay and none of the vins clairs went through malo this year, with one-third of the blend barrel-fermented. The wine was finished in 2012 with a dosage of 7.5 grams per liter and offers up a beautiful young nose of pear, apple, fresh lemon, white flowers, a very complex base of chalky minerality, a hint of the caraway seed to come and a topnote of white flowers. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nascently complex, with a racy girdle of acidity, a rock solid core, impeccable focus and grip, refined mousse and stunning length and grip on the poised and perfectly balanced finish. This is another great vintage of Cristal in the making, but it deserves plenty of time in the cellar to blossom properly." John Gilman 98 points

"Such attractive, fresh, floral aromas here with fine bread, hints of white almonds and a lemon edge. White cherries and strong, chalky minerals, too. The palate has a very composed feel. Seamless and quite silky texture with effortless length and flow. Very fluid and composed. Very late, warming almond flavors. This is very long and smooth with a velvety finish. Super long pinot weight. Resolved and drinkable, but will age so well." James Suckling 98 points

"The 2012 Cristal is another absolutely stellar wine this flight of recent releases. Rich, vinous and beautifully textured, the 2012 has been nothing short of magnificent on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. In the glass, the 2012 is radiant and luscious, yet it possesses remarkable transparency and striking aromatic depth. Light tropical notes develop in the glass, giving the 2012 a real feeling of exotic beauty. The 2012 is the first vintage of Cristal done with 100% organically-farmed fruit, an approach introduced gradually starting with the 2007 that has profoundly changes Cristal, especially in its aromatic breadth. Two thousand twelve is the vintage where endless trials and experiments in farming and winemaking are fully realized. The 2012 is just stunning. It’s as simple as that. Dosage is just over 7 grams per liter, the lowest it has even been for Cristal." Antonio Galloni Vinous 98 points

"As the first 100% biodynamic Cristal, entirely from Roederer-owned vineyards, this is an important milestone. This latest incarnation is a great Champagne with its density, elegance and poise. Still impressively young, the wine is taut, tightly wound and textured. At the same time, it has pure, ripe white and citrus fruits that are perfumed, and an important part of this wine’s long-term future. Drink at the earliest from 2023. Organic and biodynamic." Wine Enthusiast 98 points *Cellar Selection*

"Aromas of clear honey, crisp green orchard fruit, white peach, pastry cream and dried white flowers introduce the 2012 Cristal, a full-bodied, concentrated and powerful wine that's built for the cellar. Broader, more textural and more muscular than the 2008 Cristal, with seemingly even greater reserves of structuring dry extract, the 2012 is incisive and searingly chalky. This is the first Cristal produced exclusively from organically farmed fruit, and it marks the opening of a new chapter for Louis Roderer. The blend is 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay, vinified without malolactic fermentation and disgorged with 7.5 grams per liter dosage. Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon has once again excelled himself." Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 97+ points

"A classic beauty, fresh-faced and focused today but with a harmonious grace of form suggesting a long career ahead. There's a creamy, viscous quality to the mousse that swathes the palate, carrying finely detailed flavors of poached quince, Mandarin orange preserves, toasted almond and pickled ginger. Mouthwatering throughout, with a pleasing, soft zestiness to the mineral-laced finish." Wine Spectator 97 points