Cristal & Collet

Louis Roederer Champagne

"The 2012 Cristal is another absolutely stellar wine this flight of recent releases. Rich, vinous and beautifully textured, the 2012 has been nothing short of magnificent on the three occasions I have tasted it so far. In the glass, the 2012 is radiant and luscious, yet it possesses remarkable transparency and striking aromatic depth. Light tropical notes develop in the glass, giving the 2012 a real feeling of exotic beauty. The 2012 is the first vintage of Cristal done with 100% organically-farmed fruit, an approach introduced gradually starting with the 2007 that has profoundly changes Cristal, especially in its aromatic breadth. Two thousand twelve is the vintage where endless trials and experiments in farming and winemaking are fully realized. The 2012 is just stunning. It’s as simple as that. Dosage is just over 7 grams per liter, the lowest it has even been for Cristal. Tasted December 2019." Antonio Galloni

Collet Champagne

"A feature of the Collet wines is long ageing on lees, fairly low dosages and, in some wines, scaling back on malolactic, thus preserving more acidity. I tasted seven Collet Champagnes and was impressed." Huon Hooke, The Real Review