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LOUIS R CRISTAL 2006 750
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LOUIS R CRISTAL 2006 750
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HARVESTS LOUIS ROEDERER CRISTAL CHAMPAGNE 2006

2006 was a very warm year, characterised by contrasting rainfall patterns. Following on from an unusually cold and rainy August, a warm, dry September hastened up the ripening process producing distinctive, rich, complex grapes.

ELABORATION
55% Pinot noir - 45% Chardonnay - 20% wines matured in wood (oak barrels) with weekly batonnage - no malolactic fermentation. Cristal is a blend of grand crus from the Reims mountain, the Marne Valley and Cote des Blancs. Matured for 5 years in cellars - 8 months' resting after disgorging.

Dosage varies between 8 and 10 g/l depending on the vintage.

STYLE
This concentrated, dense, ripe, fresh and long Cristal 2006 is unhesitatingly made using full-bodied, smooth Pinots and fresh, elegant mineral Chardonnays. The ripeness of 2006 harvests makes it possible to achieve a distinctive culmination of matter and purity, richness and softness.

TASTING
Glistening colour with light amber highlights, indicating a year of very fine ripeness. Soft, almost timid bubbles, in a fine, slow and steady flow. There is a rich bouquet with confit fruit (lemon, orange), white flowers (lilies) and lightly roasted nuts (hazelnuts and almonds). On airing, the dominant fruitiness becomes intense, almost explosive: a sabayon of vine peaches, apricots, melon and mango.

750ml bottle