Louis Roederer Cristal 2013
" Cristal 2013 is a great classic in which maturity and freshness are harmoniously interwoven ensuring potential for long ageing."
2013 was defined by a particularly late growing cycle. A seemingly endless winter was followed by a very cool, late spring. We had to wait until the start of July for flowering to begin - something we hadn’t seen in Champagne for quite some time! Fortunately, summer was glorious with plenty of sunshine, record high temperatures and very low rainfall, ideal for the ripening of the Pinot noirs and Chardonnays. The temperatures were cool for the October harvest and the resulting wines are elegant and fresh - the signs of a "classic" vintage
Finer Points : 60% Pinot noir , 40% Chardonnay