Golden yellow in colour with soft amber tints and a bright, gentle sparkle.
The subtle bouquet reveals spring-like notes of fresh citrus fruits, smoky mineral aromas and hints of lightly toasted almonds.
The wine has a talc-like chalkiness and is both soft and full bodied, with a silky mouthfeel and a long finish.
The 2012 vintage displays the minerality of the Pinot Noirs grown in the Verzy and Verzenay vineyards.
The blend is 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, with 37% of the wine vinified in oak tuns with weekly bâtonnage (stirring by hand); it is not subjected to malolactic fermentation.
The Vintage cuvée is aged, on average, for four years in Louis Roederer's cellars and left for six months after dégorgement (disgorging) to attain optimal maturity.
Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Ageing: 4 years on the lees
Dosage: 9 g/l
Malolatic Fermentation: 16%