The house of Roederer remains independent and family owned. They own over 240 hectares of vineyards (increasingly farmed to Biodynamic principles) formed from 410 parcels with 90% in the Grand and Premier Crus of the region. All of their vintage styles are made solely from their own grapes up to their legendary deluxe cuvee - Cristal.
Louis Roederer Cristal 2015
The 2015 Vintage
2015 followed the continental trend of that decade: a mild, wet winter and a hot, dry summer. The summer brought record-breaking temperatures and water stress. The second half of August brought some very welcome rain, giving the vines some much needed relief. Thanks to this fresh finish, the vines produced juicy, ripe and concentrated grapes. The concentration which is the hallmark of this spectacular vintage is captured in this wine.
“An intense, concentrated bouquet of yellow fruit combined with a concentrated roasted hazelnut and almond aromas. A perfect, seamless and complex marriage of almond, wheat and sweet pollen notes from the Chardonnay with the juicy red fruit of the Pinot Noir. Concentrated, energetic and vibrant on the palate, starting out as a silky, almost oily caress, with soft flavours of candied citrus and iodised spices. The powdery texture becomes tauter and the pure, precise and chiselled freshness crescendos. The salivating finish is underpinned by a slightly oaky, sappy and saline note that creates a simultaneous sensation of delicacy and concentration.”