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Professional Ratings: 93 Wine Enthusiast, 91 International Wine Cellar, 90 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine & Spirits
Region: Champagne, France
Varietal: Rosé Sparkling Wine
Alcohol By Volume: 12%
Item no. 102105
A wine to be tasted with all five senses! Intense, explosive, bewitching aromas of flowers and fresh fruit completed with toasted, caramel notes. The pinot noir emerges in all its creamy, full-flavored richness. It caresses and literally enfolds the full vivacity and rich structure of the grape variety without ever constricting or dominating. The bubble is light and airy… The finesse remains and provides a perfect accompaniment to this precise, elegant and uncompromising stylistic composition that the Roederer establishment produces each year from its Cumières vines!
The structure and richness of Louis Roederer Brut Rosé make it a perfect accompaniment to main courses, magnificently complementing fish such as salmon; meat such as lamb, veal, guinea fowl and even pheasant; and soft cheeses such as Chaource and Brillat-Savarin. It can also be served with red fruit based deserts that are less sweet, such as a red fruit zabaglione or a red fruit gratin.
Attractive seashell pink hue. Very fresh aromas of brioche and red fruit with a note of chalkiness. Tasty strawberry and cranberry flavors laced with flinty, mineral-like accents. Yeasty, acidic finish delivers a lingering orange zest nuance.
From a great vintage, this rosé is still young, still developing. But already the outlines are there with ripe strawberry and pink grapefruit along with a tight flinty texture. The wine needs time for the acidity to calm down—age for five years.
Bright salmon-skin color. Fresh redcurrant and blood orange aromas are underscored by notes of talc and quinine, with gentle leesiness adding depth and a sense of richness. Displays youthfully tight citrus and mineral qualities on entry, but more powerful red berry notes come on strong in the middle palate. Graceful but powerful too, with good finishing grip and a lingering note of spicecake. I find this complex enough to enjoy right now. This is made from 70% pinot noir and 30% chardonnay.
The pale-colored 2004 Brut Rose flows with subtle, silky layers of perfumed fruit. This is an understated, almost shy wine, although its class and pedigree are evident. Still, there is a measure of body and richness that seems a touch elusive in this vintage. The 2004 Brut Rose is 70% Pinot Noir from Cumieres that was cold-macerated on the skins for 6-7 days, and 30% Chardonnay from Avize and Mesnil. About 10% of the wine was aged in oak and dosage was 11-12 grams per liter. This is Lot L031587F100535, disgorged in August, 2008. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015.
This pale pink rose has scents of linden and a meaty, curry-like spice. Its earthy, stony flavor has a heft and weight, cut by acidity with the sharpness of a shiso leaf. It needs a year or two in bottle to grow more expressive.