Cristal Rosé is always on the "buy" list of Champagne collectors.
In short, it is one of Champagne's greatest wines. Cristal Rosé delivers a jaw-dropping finesse, length, and intricate laciness.
It may very well be that the 2009 Cristal Rosé is the top wine of the vintage. Regardless, this is a shockingly beautiful and compelling example of Cristal Rosé. Galloni's note above really nails the wine. It possesses breathtaking delicacy and subtlety.
Cristal Rosé is composed of low-yielding Pinot Noir made in the saignée method from the Bonotte-Pierre-Robert and Gargeotte vineyards in the Grand Cru village of Aÿ that's blended with Chardonnay from Mesnil and Avize.
So much attention is given to Cristal's luxury status that Roederer's progressive philosophy is often overlooked. Roederer is the largest organic and biodynamic vineyard owner in Champagne. The vineyards used for Cristal Rosé were the first ones converted to organic and biodynamic viniculture.
The 2009 Rosé makes it clear that Roederer is at the top of their game. Its clarity of fruit, precision, and elegance announce that everything is being done right. Don't miss this!
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Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "A wine of sublime delicacy and finesse, the 2009 Cristal Rosé is simply magnificent. The 2009 is surprisingly refined, silky and nuanced for a wine from a warm vintage. The red and floral-infused overtones are quite attractive, but it is the wine's exceptional balance that places it among the best new releases of the year. Over the years, I have had the chance to taste many vintages of Cristal Rosé, a Champagne that needs bottle age to be at its very best. I suspect that will be the case here as well. Don't miss it."