Every Brut Vintage is blended exclusively from the wines of an exceptional harvest and has the mark of the particular vintage from which it is produced. Rich, full-bodied and opulent, this is a wine to enjoy with food. For those who enjoy a more complex style of wine, it will tolerate several years cellaring.
Blend: 66% Pinot Noir and 34% Chardonnay, chosen from the finest crus in the Louis Roederer vineyards.
Maturation: an average of four years ageing on lees, followed by more than six months after disgorging.
Dosage: 11-12g/L of sugar from the dosage liqueur.
Tasting notes: Lustrous amber yellow colour. Exuberant bouquet revealing aromas of ripe fruits lightly steeped in alcohol (blackcurrant, cherries in eau-de-vie), together with toasty and wooded notes. Classy, robust attack. Well bodied palate. Long and persistent finish.
Choice of food: the richness and depth of the wine makes this the ideal champagne to accompany a meal. It is especially delicious with fish or white meat served in a sauce and is best served at temperatures of around 50-54 deg F (10 to 12 deg C).
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