Reims, November 28th 2019
Made from the Grands Crus of the Montagne de Reims, Vallee de la Marne and the Cote des Blancs, Cristal is the result of a unique savoir-faire and careful craftsmanship; a rare champagne whose history goes back as far as the Russian Court. Cristal is the jewel in Louis Roederer’s crown.
Each new and keenly-awaited vintage of this “grand vin de champagne” is the rediscovery of a universe of history, emotion and poetry that is constantly reinvented.
Unveiled today, Cristal 2012 is no exception. In its turn, it expresses the high quality standards and perpetual quest for excellence that define the Champagne House, today led by Frédéric Rouzaud, while showing itself to be radically different to any other champagne on the market.
A renaissance viticulture forging a Cristal of a new intensity
At the inception of any great wine is the land and, at Louis Roederer, the work carried out by man shows an abiding respect for the land. We work to create a complicity with Nature so that she bestows us with her greatest, finest and loveliest offering.
This guiding principle is reflected in respectful practices, such as massal selection, gentle pruning, allowing the land to lie fallow and the use of biodynamic composts, inspired by permaculture in which the ecosystem adjusts its balance, and deployed by our Cellar Master, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, and his team.
The result of more than 10 years of reflection and experimentation, Cristal 2012 is the first-born from this new viticulture. This vintage champagne is intensely and authentically Cristal.
Two cuvées that express an exceptional terroir to the full
From this intimacy between Man and Nature are born deep wines, possessing an impressive texture, where the freshness of the limestone soils achieves its finest expression.
2012 is a remarkable vintage which has given rise to a white and a rosé in which finesse, power, purity and elegance fill the entire space.
Cristal 2012 will be available for sale in England in December
Tasting notes can be found in the Cristal 2012 booklet included with this press release.
HD visuals of Cristal 2012 are available in the Louis Roederer website’s press section: http://www.louis-roederer.com/en/press
Alexandra Tilling, Brand Manager