Since its founding in 1776, the house of Champagne Louis Roederer has been synonymous with some of the world's greatest Champagnes. With over 70% of the grapes coming from its own estate vineyards, and the largest percentage of vineyard ownership of any major Champagne house, Louis Roederer is able to carefully control the quality of its grapes and resultant Champagne releases. Roederer’s Brut Rosé 08 is a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay from select prestigious vineyard sites in Champagne. Produced in a meticulous fashion that adopts the saignée method, 20% of the wine is matured in wood ahead of being aged for four years in cellars including six months resting after disgorging to complete its maturation. Salmon pink in colour, the nose is fascinatingly precise and intense with aromas of redcurrant, wild raspberry, roasted nuts and even cocoa powder coming to the fore. The palate is concentrated and focussed with an indulgent creamy texture and flavours of red fruit, floral notes, brioche and a whisper of minerality. The finish is graceful and long with a flavoursome persistence and refreshing raciness. Best opened an hour before drinking to enjoy the wine's full potential, this beautifully crafted wine would pair beautifully with scallops and other shellfish.
750ml£8.67 per 100.00ml