Cristal rosé

« Intense, refreshing, and exceptionally precise, the bouquet reveals
a comprehensive and complex range of flavours—the ensemble is silky,
full-bodied, luscious, and light, with a wonderful aromatic purity. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

Pushing the boundaries of our expertise

In 1974, 100 years after the creation of Cristal, Jean-Claude Rouzaud decided to create the Cristal Rosé cuvée. To achieve this, he selected old-vine Pinot noir grapes from the finest Grand Cru vineyards at Aÿ, which are now cultivated according to biodynamic principles. The unique calcareous clay soil, which gives the grapes an exquisite minerality, enables the vines (in the best years) to attain exceptional fruit maturity, complemented by a crystalline acidity.

A unique blend

A blend of around 55% Pinot noir and 45% 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.

The precision of Cristal and intensity of rosé

The attack reveals an aromatic intensity with a remarkable fullness and the smooth, sweet flavours of white flowers, red fruits, caramel, and Tarte Tatin. The full, round, and refined texture in the initial attack, which is characteristic of the Louis Roederer Champagne House, is complemented by a winey—though not full-bodied—structure and a remarkable freshness, giving an impression of great finesse and strengthening the wine’s precision.

Find a vintage

2009

« Chalk is here at its most charming, creating energy, refinement and powdered texture. The ultimate finesse! » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« Cristal Rosé 2007 is a great classic of freshness and substance. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« Cristal Rosé 2006 is a perfect evocation of the ripe fruit of the 2006 vintage gathered from the chalky terroirs of the Cristal Rosé vineyards. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« Tenderness, intensity and power all rolled into one. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« Cristal Rosé 2004 is a fine example of the quest for perfect elegance underlying the creation of this cuvée. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« A generous, exquisitely balanced Champagne that perfectly captures
the exceptional qualities of the 2002 vintage: concentrated, vinous
and intense but with a boatload of finesse and crispness. All in all:
proud, opulent and luxurious. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« A lush, refined and precise wine – moderately powerful, exceptionally seductive and entirely characteristic of this classically ripe vintage. »

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