Louis Roederer Brut Rosé 2012 Magnum (1.5L) | Box
Louis Roederer Brut Rosé 2012 Magnum Luxury Case stands out for its solar, chalky and fresh style. The full maturity of the 2012 vintage is apparent: rich fruit and a spherical appearance.
The year 2012 :The year 2012 was one of the most difficult and delicate years ever encountered in Champagne. Difficulty often gives birth to great things… The low yields, the result of climatic hazards, combined with these continental conditions at the end of the season, allowed us to reach a rare and historic level of maturity, giving birth to rich, full-bodied and structured wines, worthy of the greatest vintages of the Champagne region.
63% Pinot Noir – 37% Chardonnay – 15% of the wine is vinified in oak casks, no malolactic fermentation. To produce its rosé champagnes, Louis Roederer always uses the bleeding method after a cold skin maceration that can last 5 to 8 days in the liquid phase.
A great Rosé Champagne must be made from grapes that have reached a good level of maturity, which is sometimes difficult to obtain in the Champagne climate. This is why Louis Roederer chose to invest in Cumières, where the shallow clay-limestone soils, benefiting from a full southern exposure and the luminosity enhanced by the Marne River, allow a high phenolic maturity to be reached. Over the years, Louis Roederer has developed a way of producing its rosé champagnes that is unique in Champagne. Called “infusion” in the House, it allows to extract the juicy and ripe side of the Pinots Noirs while preserving a great freshness. Thus, some Chardonnay juices are poured into a Pinot Noir maceration, to ferment together and integrate perfectly. The 2012 Rosé was aged for 4 years on lees and also benefits from a minimum of 6 months rest after disgorgement to perfect its maturity.