In 1876, Tsar Alexander II was already a great fan of Louis Roederer’s champagne and he asked Louis Roederer to «go one step further» and produce, for his own personal consumption, a unique wine in quality and bottle. Louis Roederer offered to create an exceptional white crystal bottle to house the best selection from the 7 fi nest vineyards of his estate. ! is wine was only produced in the 'great' years when the ripeness of the Chardonnay and Pinot noir enabled a subtle, precise balance. This wine is one of the region’s most prestigious.
Precise, silky, balanced, and harmonious with a powerful, rich body, great purity and an incredible ability to age.
«An intense delicate wine that reveals a precise, pure combination of sugared flowers, cocoas, finely toasted hazelnuts, and candied citrus fruits. The texture is infinitely silky, concentrated and flavoursome with an explosion of ripe fruit, red fruit, white chocolate, caramel and viennoiserie typical of Cristal. It is a powerful and elegant wine with a crescendo of sensations that attains a
true harmony of fl avours and perfect integration. The end is fresh with a fine bitterness which almost lends the wine 'crispness'. Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon