Delamotte NV Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Reims

Delamotte NV Brut, Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, Reims

2009 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut, Champagne

2009 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut, Champagne

2007 Louis Roederer Cristal Brut, Champagne

A$320.00

Recalls Jean Baptiste, ‘when it was a matter of stock levels and the style a house preferred. For us, the gratification of our grands crus is their base of the purest chalk that drains whatever a wet summer can throw at them. Cristal 2007, I think, is a repetition of 2004 

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13263V07

2007 Cristal – difficult year, but Roederer hits the sweet spot in an unsung year.A pretty miserable summer, with a cool wet August that felt like November. Luckily, come 1st September, returning sun and a dry north wind saved the day, at least for those who delayed picking until the 10th to allow the clear skies to do their work. ‘Not everyone made a vintage in testing 2007,’ recalls Jean Baptiste, ‘when it was a matter of stock levels and the style a house preferred. For us, the gratification of our grands crus is their base of the purest chalk that drains whatever a wet summer can throw at them. Cristal 2007, I think, is a repetition of 2004 but with less dilution and more density and roundness. No surprise for the yield was about 12,500 hl/ha.

’ The grape mix is interesting; usually Cristal is a 60:40 Pinot / Chardonnay ratio but here JB raised Chardonnay to 42%. ‘That doesn’t sound much on paper, but a couple of percent can change the profile of the wine profoundly; one has to be very precise,’ JB stresses. Clearly what he is after is the fresh mineral expression that Grand Cru Chardonnay can contribute to what is very much a maritime rather than a continental vintage. The Grand Cru Pinots lend energy and precise vinosity. Very Cristal.

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Wine Type Champagne/Sparklin
Wine Style Traditional
Country France
Region Champagne, Montagne de Reims
Varietals Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Vintage 2007
Bottle Size 750ml
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