A champagne rosé of great vigour and intensity, Rosé 2014 combines ripeness and zesty red fruits with a stirring, palate-tingling salinity, making this cuvée the ideal aperitif or companion for food pairing.
Beautifully presented in a Louis Roederer Rosé 2014 gift box.
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Rosé 2014 comprises Pinot noir (63%) and Chardonnay (37%) cropped from 35 small Estate plots encompassing the Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs, respectively. Hailing from the Premier Cru village of Cumières, the Pinot noir vines lie on steep, south-facing slopes located on the banks of the Marne River, yielding mature, ripe fruit borne directly from ideal exposure and reflected sunlight. In a cooler terroir, the Chardonnay vines are in limestone soils on the north-facing slopes of the Grand Cru village of Chouilly, resulting in great aromatic finesse and crisp acidity.
Adopting a unique method for creating champagne rosé, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon macerates Pinot noir with a small amount of Chardonnay for a long, gentle ‘infusion’, which allows for the extraction of ripe juice while preserving saline freshness. In 2014, 17% of the blend was vinified in large oak casks.
Aged for at least four years, the dosage is set at 8 g/L.
Bathed in a warm, orange-pink sunset glow with beautiful beading, the bouquet is intense and spellbinding, offering notes of ripe persimmon, dried rose petal and wild strawberry tart with lashings of cream. The palate follows suit with great energy and vigour; the thirst-quenching flavours of crunchy stone fruit and sour plum burst forth on a tangy wave of sea salt, lemon and lime. Infused with a touch of spice and hint of liquorice, the finish is generous and textural, splashed with a stimulating minerality that lingers long, leaving a lovely, tingling sensation on the lips by way of stirring remembrance.
Deliciously decadent with a creamy egg salad layered generously over a thick slice of toasted brioche topped with fresh, aromatic herbs. Equally luxurious with a wedge of soft-ripened, double crème cheese.