Robert Parker 98/100
Wine Enthusiast 97/100
A blend of around 56% Pinot Noir and 44% Chardonnay, comprising 20% of wine matured in oak tuns, Cristal Rosé is produced using the saignée (bleeding) process after cold maceration. The Cristal Rosé cuvée is aged, on average, for 6 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars.
A complex year, as delicate as it is unprecedented, 2012 gave birth to one of the greatest vintages of Champagne. If the yields were low, the quality was there. The continental climatic conditions at the end of the season announced ideal harvests, with grapes having reached a rare level of maturity. Cristal Rosé 2012 from Louis Roederer also marks the advent of a new chapter in the history of the house’s viticulture: that of viticulture where Man and Nature are in perfect harmony.