Louis Roederer - Brut Vintage 2008Champagne
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).