Louis Roederer Cristal Brut

100 Points by James Suckling 2008 Vintage

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Iconic, Legendary Louis Roederer Cristal Brut Champagne

Louis Roederer's most famous Champagne is none other than their Brut Cristal. It was produced in 1876 to meet the demanding tastes of Tsar Alexander II. He demanded that Roederer reserve the House's best cuvee for him. Roederer presented Cristal in a flat-bottomed transparent lead-crystal bottle. The wine was named after this precious material, which is luminous and transparent to boast the Champagne's striking golden hue. Cristal is produced only in the best years when the Chardonnay (40%) and Pinot Noir (60%) grapes have reached perfect maturity. It is then aged for six years in House Roederer's cave cellars, and left for another 8 years after degorgement, a process in which the bottles are inverted and rotated.

Cristal Gifts Deliver a Lasting Impression

Cristal is so iconic, so completely legendary, that's why it makes such a striking gift for any special occasion. Whether you're congratulating a colleague or celebrating an anniversary, GiftTree is delighted to offer Louis Roederer Cristal gifts in many impeccable presentations. From stainless Gorham chillers to Oestra Caviar sets, no matter which gift you choose to give, you'll be the life of the party.