Cristal 2002
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Cristal 2002 Champagne

Cristal 2002 Champagne is a vintage brut prestige cuvée that is produced from grapes grown in Louis Roederer Grand Cru vineyards. Cristal 2002 is a wonderful vintage and an exceptional wine.

Cristal 2002
Sweetness Level:
Category: Basic Prestige Cuvée: Yes
Ratings (on a scale of 100)
Champagne 411 97 Sept 2012   Average Retail Price
Wine Enthusiast 98 12/1/08   (750 ml bottle) $270
Wine Spectator 92 2009    
Store appropriately and keep Cristal with the yellow cellophane intact to shut out ultra violet light.

Tasting Notes
Appearance: Brilliant pale gold with extra fine mousse.
Aroma/bouquet: Pear, red apple, yeasty brioche notes, limestone minerality, caramel and more. Subtle, refined.
Palate: Dry, crisp with lots of balance and minerality. Pear, apple, mild lemon with some yeasty and nutty flavors. Satin texture with a long finish.
Additional comments: A wonderful vintage and an exceptional wine. Put it down then pick it up again. You will find something new.
When to drink: This elegant Louis Roederer Cristal 2002 Champagne is just beginning to peak. Drink it now to 2028

Cristal 2002 Details
Cristal 2002 champagne

Label: Cristal 2002 Champagne
House/Winery: Louis Roederer
Wine Category:
Sparkling Wine
Region & Country:
Champagne, France
Type (Style):
2002 vintage
Sweetness Level: Brut
Dosage: 8 to 10 grams per liter
Prestige cuvée: Yes
Vineyards: 100% Grand Cru
Grapes: 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay
Alcohol: 12%

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Cristal 2002

Louis Roederer uses the Méthode champenoise for their Cristal 2002 Champagne production. The Cristal 2002 blend is composed of 55% Pinot noir and 45% Chardonnay (20% of which is matured in oak casks with weekly batonnage). No malolactic fermentation occurs. Cristal is produced from grapes grown in Louis Roederer Grand Cru vineyards.

Cristal ages an average of 5 years in the cellars before disgorgement. The dosagé of between 8 and 10 grams/liter is customized to complement each vintage. Cristal rests an additional 8 months after disgorgement.

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