"I suspect the 2013 will join the ranks of the epic vintages"
2013 Roederer Cristal Rosé

Posted by Ian McFadden

Cristal Rosé is one of Champagne's greatest wines.

It delivers a jaw-dropping finesse, length, and delicacy.

Cristal Rosé is always on the "buy" list of Champagne collectors, but the 2013 has all of the markings of a special vintage of this great wine. 

photo of labrl for Roederer Cristal Rose

We love the 2013 vintage's finesse, subtlety, and incredible purity. The 2013 Cristal epitomizes these qualities while delivering an incredible harmony. It possesses a beautiful silken quality along with amazing fine-ness, detail, and aromatics. 

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.

Cristal's 2013 Rosé is simply brilliant. Its clarity of fruit, precision, and elegance announce that everything is being done right at this Maison. Don't miss this epic vintage. 

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits

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Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2013 Cristal Rosé is searingly intense right out of the glass, just like the Blanc, except it has a bit more fleshiness because of the skin contact on the Pinot. Cristal Rosé has one of the best track records for aging in Champagne. I suspect the 2013 will join the ranks of the epic vintages, but it is painfully tight today. The blend is 55% Pinot Noir (from Aÿ) and 45% Chardonnay (from Avize and Mesnil) done in the classic Roederer infusion style in which Pinot Noir is vinified on the skins and then blended with Chardonnay to complete the fermentation. About 25% of the lots were done in oak, while malolactic fermentation was blocked."