2000 Louis Roederer Champagne Brut
Louis Roederer Vintage Rosé is a unique and rare Champagne of exceptional style thanks to the very particular way in which it is made. Indeed, Louis Roederer is one of the few Houses that still use maceration on skins, a delicate method by which Pinot Noir grapes are left to macerate on the press for several hours to extract more fruit and colour. Skin maceration requires highly concentrated and aromatic grapes that only grow on the very old vines of Cumieres and only in exceptional vintages. Blend: 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. Maturation: an average of four years ageing on lees, plus more read more...than six months after disgorging. Dosage: 11-12g/L of sugar from the dosage liqueur. Tasting notes: Deepish pink appearance. Berry aromas (strawberries, redcurrants and cherries), followed by scents of plants mixed with warmer notes of jam and gingerbread. Generously vinous attack. Honeyed fruit flavours followed by more complex toasty and woody impressions. Choice of food: thanks to its structure and vinosity, Louis Roederer Brut Rosé; is an excellent accompaniment to meals and the perfect accompaniment to fish or meats (lamb, veal, guinea-fowl or even pheasant). To round off the meal, Brut Rose is an ideal complement to creamy cheeses or a soft fruit pudding. (hide)
Wine.comLots of oak char notes yield to scents of apricot, sliced apple, honey, beer and flint, all of which are deftly integrated and lightly toasted. Supple, ripe flavors of cherry, apple, strawberry jam, flint and honey. Plenty of apple and chalk in the endless close. -Wine News Tasting Notes: The rose has a shiny, slightly deep golden salmon color, with a light, yet abundant foam consisting of fine, long-lived bubbles. The generous and complex nose reveals candied fruits such as Morello cherry. Food pairing: The Brut Vintage Rose pairs well with fish, such as salmon, meats like lamb, veal, and pheasant, or soft cheeses. It also complements slightly sweet desserts with fresh red fruit, like sabayon sauce.
Vintage ChartRating for France-Champagne: 87 (slightly worse than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: young, aging quickly, could be good now<br/>