Louis Roederer Champagne Rose 2014
Champagne - decadent elegance in a bottle. And then there's Rose Champagne, more rare. Take it one step further and make it a vintage Rose Champagne, and you're just that much more fabulous with the Louis Roederer Brut Champagne Rose. Rose Champagne goes with everything except red meat. Like turkey, and all of the delicious sides that accompany it. Know what we say here at Wired For Wine? You can never have enough bubbles.
Wine Enthusiast: Designated Top 100 Wine of 2020. "The Roederer style has become drier as the fruit has become riper and this finely balanced Champagne is an excellent example. Taut and textured, with great freshness allied to the mineral and fruit tones, this wine just hints at tannins as it moves towards maturity. Drink from 2022." Dec 2020
James Suckling: "This has aromas of very fresh, sliced strawberry and spicy pastry with a nutty autolysis edge. Lots of complexity here. There’s a sleek smooth and layered feel on the palate with a fresh, fine texture that really appeals. Long and crisp. Bone-dry finish. Drink or hold." Dec 2020
Wine Spectator: "Rapierlike acidity creates a mouthwatering frame for flavors of steeped peach and raspberry fruit, lemon pastry cream and Marcona almond in this harmonious rosé Champagne, which is racy and finely knit, with lovely hints of licorice, saline and orchard blossom riding the satiny mousse on the long finish. Disgorged summer 2019. Drink now through 2034." Dec 2020
Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2013 Brut Rosé is a more elegant, medium-bodied Champagne that shines for its balance and seamless texture. Beautiful caramelized cherry, orange blossom, and strawberry notes all emerge from the glass and it gains richness and depth with time. With its bright, lively style and a great finish, this is another beautiful wine from this estate." Jul 2020
Winery: "A characteristic Roederer rosé: the concentration, fruitiness, and compactness of the Cumières Pinot noir grapes are transcended by the elegance, purity, and freshness of the finest Chardonnay grapes cultivated on the Côte des Blancs.In order for grapes to be used in the creation of a great rosé champagne, they have to attain perfect maturity, which is sometimes difficult to achieve in the changeable Champagne climate. This is why Louis Roederer decided to invest in the vineyards at Cumières, where the shallow calcareous clay soil, which is on south-facing slopes bathed in the light reflected from the banks of the river Marne, enables the grapes to attain optimum phenolic maturity. In order for grapes to be used in the creation of a great rosé champagne, they have to attain perfect maturity, which is sometimes difficult to achieve in the changeable Champagne climate.
The wine has fruity aromas of wild red berries, followed by floral notes, and the sugary and spicy fragrance of zest; and the aromas of dried fruit and cocoa result from the wine’s vinifying in oak tuns. Rich and full-bodied, the Rosé Vintage exalts the maturity of the fruit. A sparkling wine with an initial impression of freshness, it opens smoothly with almost exotic notes, combined with the pure minerality of the Chardonnay grapes."
|Varietal||65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay|
|Aging||48 months on the lees|