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Louis Roederer et Phillipe Starck Brut Nature 2012

Only the 3rd release of this exception Brut Nature Collaboration with Phillipe Starck & it's a cracker!

When you have no sugar in the Liqueur d’Expedition, no sugar added to the wine, there is no-where to hide. The fruit quality and winemaking must be impeccable. The 3rd collaboration wine holds its own comfortably. The core of fruit powers through, pith and citrus rind float across your palate. Fresh with hints of strawberries, development comes through in the form of toasty brioche and hints of mapple. A wicked mid-palate again shows the fruit that went into this is superb. Precise, and, delicious, this is excellent fizz!

$180.00
$175ea in any 3+, $170ea in any 6+

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Why is this Wine so Yummy?

Winemaker Notes

Golden yellow hue flecked with green. Delicate, compact, gentle bubbles. Intense aromas of juicy, ripe fruit such as vineyard peach and candied lemon combined with toasty notes and hazelnut. The ripeness of the fruit is revealed through the aromas of baked apples, tarte tatin, caramelized spices and a hint of fresh wood and benzoin.

The attack is juicy and textural. The gentle, velvety smooth effervescence coats the palate before giving way to an intense, saline freshness. This delicious combination gives the wine a lovely intensity further enhanced by excellent freshness and a pleasant hint of bitterness. This intensity overrides the juicy, rounded body and gives way to a clean, direct and remarkably pure finish.

Intense and energetic contrast between the ripeness of the fruit and the delectable freshness, with no oxidative aromas. Is the zero dosage undetectable?

Grapes

The grapes are grown exclusively in the Côteaux de Cumières. 20% Chardonnay. 55% Pinot Noir and 25% Pinot Meunier.

All of the grapes from the various parcels were harvested on the same day – a “fruit day” on the lunar calendar. They were then pressed together, all at once, a technique used by our forefathers. The structure of the Pinot Noir, the ripeness of the Meunier and the floral character and lively acidity of the Chardonnay come together in a single, harmonious movement.

Vinification & Maturation

15% of the wine is vinified in oak casks. Brut Nature 2012 is aged for 5 years in the cellars and left for a minimum of 6 months after disgorging to attain the perfect maturity. No dosage.

 

Vintage Notes

The 2012 vintage gave us the very best material: juicy, concentrated grapes with unusual levels of maturity resulting in rich, full-bodied wines worthy of the greatest vintages in Champagne.

2012 is a solar, intense and generous year, that gave us high quality with grapes of remarkable strength and character, and even more vibrant and generous Pinot Noirs. This year has therefore shown itself to be one of the greatest in history and has given us two wines, a white and a rosé. — Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Cellar Master

 

94 Points

This has a very fresh and pure, lemony nose and is completely mouth-filling. Then it freshens and composes and takes a fine, flinty, acidity-chiseled and dry ride to the finish. Super refreshing and saline. From biodynamically grown grapes – 55% pinot noir, 25% chardonnay and 20% pinot meunier. Drink or hold.

James Suckling

Where in the world does the magic happen?

Champagne Louis Roederer, Boulevard Lundy, Reims, France

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