• Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut 2009

    Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut 2009

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    Roederer is made by the same people who masterfully craft the coveted and much-adored Cristal label... Pop your first bottle open and get things rolling with a platter of irresistibly delicious grilled shrimp with anchovy butter. The creamy side of this Roederer Estate L'Ermitage Brut is terrific opposite the lovely tang of the anchovies. As long as you stay away from hearty meats, this L'Ermitage hasn't met an hors d'oeuvre it doesn't complement... As for the entree, this Calfornia sparkler will dress up everything, whether seafood, eggs, chicken, smoked salmon or trout and fried foods. For dinner we suggest butter poached lobster with chanterelles and garlic cream. The lovely fruit in this Roederer Brut will shine with seared foie gras with green grapes too. If fancy isn't on the menu, the clean, crisp nature of this rock star bubbly is perfect for beautifully seasoned fried chicken or cornmeal-crusted oysters. And if you just want to blow the doors off with a sinfully delicious snack, pour fresh glasses and trot out the truffle fries. Nobody's going to be ready to go yet, so we think you should open another bottle and offer it with a caramelized apple creme brulee. Who loves you baby??

    Wine Spectator:  "A luxurious sparkler, with toasty brioche, mineral and lemon brûlée aromas and rich, complex flavors of crisp apple and raspberry, showing accents of fresh ginger and spice." Dec 2016

    Winery:  "Fine tiny bubbles and a long-lasting mousse are the usual footprints of the L'Ermitage cuvee. This cuvee is showing great notes of apricot tart and hazelnut. The mouthfeel is smooth, velvety, creamy with a well-enveloped citrus acidity and long finish.

    L'ERMITAGE, Roederer Estate's special Tête de Cuvée, is a sparkling wine made only in exceptional years from pre-selected, Estate-grown grapes from our vineyards. Carrying on the tradition of Champagne Louis Roederer in France, Roederer Estate produces its sparkling wines in the traditional French methode and adds special oak-aged reserve wines to each blend. L'ERMITAGE debuted with the 1989 vintage."

    750ml, cork         
    Varietal 52% Chardonnay, 48% Pinot Noir - 4% aged reserve wine 2006 & 2007
    Residual Sugar
    pH 3.09
    Aging 60 months in a French oak cask; 5 months further refining in bottle
    Anderson Valley, California