Roederer Estate's winemaking style is based on two elements: ownership of its own vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year's blend or cuvée. All the grapes for the Anderson Valley wines are grown on the Estate. Oak-aged wines from the Estate's reserve cellars are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvée in the traditional Louis Roederer style. Only the cuvée (first pressing of 120 gallons/ton) is used; no premiere or deuxieme taille. The fermentation takes place in high-grade stainless steel tanks at 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Zero to minimal malolactic fermentation is used in order to ensure the wines age well and retain the fresh, precise and well-defined style that is one of the characteristics of Roederer Estate wines.
Wine Spectator(NV Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/15/99
Wine & Spirits(NV Vintage) A beautiful sparkling wine, marked by an extremely fine texture toast feels silky and smooth. The bubbles are very fine, so the wine lacks the roughness you usually find in bubblies of this price. Itrsquo;s a fruity drink, showing pineapples, tangerines and vanilla.