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Louis Roederer Carte Blanche NV

Producer Information

Founded in 1776, and property of the same family since 1819, Champagne Louis Roederer is today one of the last major champagne houses to be an independent family affair. The annual production of its wines (Brut Premier, Carte Blanche, Brut Vintage, Rosé Vintage, Blanc de Blancs, Cristal, Cristal Rosé) represents just over three million bottles, distributed to 100 countries worldwide.

Vineyards

Carte Blanche is made from grapes grown in more than 40 different plots.

Winemaking

5% of the wines are matured in oak casks with weekly batonnage. 10% of the reserve wines are matured in casks following partial malolactic fermentation. The wine is an assemblage of six years of harvesting, a part of which comes from the Champagne Louis Roederer reserve wine collection, matured in oak casks for several years. It is matured for three years in the cellar and rested for six months after disgorgement to perfect maturity.

Tasting Note

Carte Blanche offers intense floral tones (honey) and notes of ripe sweet fruits (caramelised apple), and warm sugar almonds (frangipane). Dosage adds a rich, creamy texture with great length but without being heavy. The freshness of the wine supports this length bringing a well-balanced and highly persistent wine.

Food Pairing

Fruit or cream based desserts.

Serving Suggestion

Serve at 12°C

Press

Vinous Media: 91 Points

AOC Champagne
40% Pinot Noir
40% Chardonnay
20% Pinot Meunier

Natural Cork
12%
40 g/l

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