Rosé Vintage

« A characteristic Roederer rosé: the concentration, fruitiness, and compactness of the Cumières Pinot noir grapes are transcended by the elegance, purity, and freshness of the finest Chardonnay grapes cultivated on the Côte des Blancs. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

Louis Roederer - Rosé Vintage

A sunny terroir

In order for grapes to be used in the creation of a great rosé champagne, they have to attain perfect maturity, which is sometimes difficult to achieve in the changeable Champagne climate. This is why Louis Roederer decided to invest in the vineyards at Cumières, where the shallow calcareous clay soil, which is on south-facing slopes bathed in the light reflected from the banks of the river Marne, enables the grapes to attain optimum phenolic maturity.

A signature blend

A blend of around 65% Pinot noir and 35% Chardonnay, 20% of which is wine matured in oak tuns, the Rosé Vintage cuvée is generally matured on lees for 4 years and left for a minimum of 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging) to attain perfect maturity.

An exceptional fruitiness

The wine has fruity aromas of wild red berries, followed by floral notes, and the sugary and spicy fragrance of zest; and the aromas of dried fruit and cocoa result from the wine’s vinifying in oak tuns. Rich and full-bodied, the Rosé Vintage exalts the maturity of the fruit. A sparkling wine with an initial impression of freshness, it opens smoothly with almost exotic notes, combined with the pure minerality of the Chardonnay grapes.

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2011

« The challenge of the 2011 Rosé, a difficult vintage for ripeness in Champagne, is perfectly met thanks to the Pinots noirs from south-facing Cumières, and the small yields which helped these grapes reach perfect ripeness. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« Precision and purity are echoed on the palate with a crunchy, mature attack of Pinot noir from the south-facing Cumières slopes, escorted by the almost acid freshness of the Chardonnays from the north-facing Chouilly slopes. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« This 2009 Rosé has all the hallmarks of a fine, sunny vintage, with remarkable purity and finesse. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« This Brut Rosé has all the strength, concentration, raciness and freshness of 2008 – a truly great year for vins de garde. It is very definitely a Pinot Noir year, exceptionally well-suited to laying down. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« Elegant, delicate fruitiness (red fruits), full-bodied and winy. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« Everything about this Champagne is refined, thoroughbred and uncompromising – a brilliant exercise in style that this year as every year showcases Roederer’s handling of its Cumières terroir. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« The wine opens up within seconds to reveal all of its generous volume and substance. Flesh and freshness combine to produce a vinosity that lingers eternally on the finish. An irresistibly airy Champagne. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« A light, airy Champagne, more elegant than vinous, that perfectly captures the essence of the 2002 vintage in Champagne: naturally harmonious, delicate and flawless. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

« A complex Brut Rosé, with a robust, vinous structure, but remaining fresh and elegant thanks to enduring acidity. » — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

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