A great Rosé champagne should be elaborated from very ripe grapes, which is sometimes dificult to obtain in the climate of the Champagne region. That is why Louis Roederer decided to invest in one of the most precocious vineyards of the Champagne region, in Cumières, where the light of the steep, south-facing clay and limestone slopes face is accented by the Marne River, producing high phenolic maturity. In selected plots, Louis Roederer applies precision viticulture adapted to the elaboration of a saignée rosé.
20% of the wines vinified in oak barrels with weekly batonnage. No malolactic fermentation. To create Rosé champagnes, Louis Roederer still uses the saignée method after cold maceration that can last 5 to 8 days in the liquid phase. The Vintage Rosé is matured 4 years in the cellar and rests for 6 months after disgorgement to perfect its maturity. Dosage of between 8 and 10 g/l is adapted to each vintage.
Colour: Salmon pink colour with orangey-red glints.
Nose: The bouquet exudes the exuberance of Pinot noir from the southern Cumières slopes: there is a burst of fresh, sweet red fruits, accompanied by floral (acacia) and mineral hints with grilled and smoked overtones, brought together to form a very full combination which is fresh, rich and refined.
Palate: There is immediately a burst of fresh, sweet fruit, with a tasty, crisp and mellow texture. The sometimes disturbing magic of great Pinot noirs is put to work delicately here: the flavours are rich, fresh and intense with pure aromas, literally enveloped in soft, silky tannins… which are then transformed into ultimate elegance thanks to the wonderful mineral freshness! This Rosé 2006, with its incredible aromatic persistence, is racy, generous and sophisticated. A real treat!
66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay
Producer: Louis Roederer
Country of Origin: Champagne, France