Louis Roederer 2007 Rose Champagne

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Louis Roederer 2007 Rose Champagne
75cl / 12%
Louis Roederer's 2007 Brut Rosé champagne has a cépage of 66% Pinot Noir and 34% Chardonnay. Made using the saignée method in which the Pinot Noir grapes are macerated for a few hours to extract more fruit and colour. This will match perfectly with langoustines, or indeed Fish & Chips.
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Tasting Notes:
Producer's Note

An evanescent light pink colour, with shiny salmony hints.

Delicate bubbles, which quickly form a steady, creamy flow.

The intense deep bouquet reveals a succession of finely complex aromatic “layers”: first of all fruity, almost tart aromas of wild raspberry and bilberry, reminiscent of a mountain fruit sabayon; next, sweet, warm, delicately rosy “pink macaroon” floral hints, along with pithy citrus, orange and pink grapefruit; finally, there are warm, sweet, spicy notes, recalling the subtle use made of oak wood by Louis Roederer: hints of lightly toasted dried fruits, cocoa and chocolate.

It has a lively bite in the mouth – full-bodied, creamy, dense and balanced: a “gourmet” treat! The tactile approach of the ripe Pinot Noir is very clear: rich and meaty, concentrated but not at all heavy, a combination of ripe fruit and precise, fresh flavours. The delicate, almost teasing bubbles add to this suave impression, which literally encompasses the sharp freshness. Following this first highly seductive contact, the “tight”, “sculpted” winy structure of the Pinot Noir appears once more, along with almost jam-like fruity, floral flavours, blending in perfectly with the minerality and freshness of the Chardonnays.

This concentrated yet fresh Rosé 2007, the product of August harvests, is a good example of “Roederer style” rosés with all the concentration, fruitiness and compactness of Pinot Noir de Cumières, transcended by the elegance, purity and freshness of great Côte des Blancs Chardonnays... Real Burgundy overtones in Champagne territory!

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