Grape: 63% Pinot Noir and 37% Chardonnay - 22% of the wines vinified in oak barrels with weekly batonnage. 13% malolactic fermentation.
Region: Champagne, France
Perfect with: Excellent with fish, such as salmon; meat, such as lamb, veal, guinea fowl, and even pheasant; and soft cheeses, such as Chaource and Brillat-Savarin. It can also be served with red fruit based deserts that are less sweet, such as a red fruit zabaglione or a red fruit gratin.
Ageing Potential: Drink now - 2020
Why you’ll love it?
Louis Roederer Vintage Rosé Champagne 2011 is a unique and rare Champagne of exceptional style thanks to the very particular way in which it is made. 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.
Light and golden pink colour with subtle tie-dye tones. Fine and delicate bubbles. A very delicate and fleeting bouquet combining red fruits (raspberry liqueur), chocolate notes (cocoa) and a few notes of dried flowers. All the promise of a noble bouquet. The immediate effect on the palate is a concentration of red fruits, flowers and blood orange. The sensation is deliciously rich, concentrated and elegant thanks to the tangy freshness that prolongs the taste. Then follow the classic sensations of tangy citrus fruit, such as yuzu.