N.V. Roederer Estate Brut 375 ml

Year: N.V.
Appellation: Anderson Valley
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 92
Vinous Media: 87
Connoisseurs' Guide: 91
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Sparkling Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 12.0%
Price :
$12.95

2018 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #27

"A voluptuous and expressive sparkler, with floral red apple, brioche and cinnamon spice aromas and rich, vibrant flavors that finish on a luxurious note. Drink now through 2018.—T.F." (WS)

"Light yellow. Pear, orange zest and smoky lees on the nose. Offers flavors of melon and fresh orchard fruits, with a honeyed nuance and a spicy overtone. Refreshingly dry and precise, with firm closing grip and lingering bitterness." (VM)

"Year and year out, the Roederer Estate Brut ranks high on the list of preferred non-vintage Brut bottlings and, in this outing, impresses more than usual. It is vibrant and fresh and unstinting in autolyzed richness all at once, and it is as impeccably balanced as it is deep and continuous in flavor. Its wonderfully refined, terrifically sustained mousse heightens its sensations of brightness and youthful vigor, and it shows the complexity and crafting of a wine that we would guess costs far more than it does. Reviewed: November 2016" (CG)

"This blend of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Pinot Noir is one of the best sparkling wines you’ll find at this price. It’s stylishly dry and fancy, with yeasty lime, strawberry and vanilla flavors. - S.H. (12/1/2012)" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Roederer Estate Brut, the first California sparkling wine produced by Champagne Louis Roederer, builds upon a 200-year tradition of fine winemaking that has made Roederer Champagne among the most sought-after in the world.

Winemaker Notes:
The Roederer Estate Brut is crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavors. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavor.

Winemaking:
Roederer's winemaking style is based on two elements: ownership of its own vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year's blend or cuvee. All the grapes for the Anderson Valley wines are grown on the Estate. Oak-aged wines from the Estate's reserve cellars are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvee in the traditional Roederer style. Only the cuvee (first pressing of 120 gallons/ton) is used; no premiere or deuxieme taille. The fermentation takes place in high-grade stainless steel tanks at 65 degrees Fahrenheit. None to minimal malolactic fermentation is used in order to ensure that the wines age well and retain the fresh, somewhat austere style that is one of the characteristics of Roederer wines.