The Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne is among the most popular champagnes from this French, family run brewing house. All of this prestigious champagne producing house’s brands are highly acclaimed and regularly served in higher class meetings and happenings. The Louis Roederer Cristal’s subtle, yet precise aroma and flavor makes it exclusive and you won’t find a similar taste in any other sparkling wine.
History of Cristal
The history of the Louis Roederer Cristal champagne is quite peculiar. The sparkling wine was created by Louis Roederer himself for Tsar Alexander II of Russia. Apparently, the Russian emperor asked Roederer to save his best brand for him. Louis Roederer did exactly that and packaged his best sparkling wine in a transparent, flat bottomed lead-crystal bottle. Alexander II liked what Roederer brought him and this is how Cristal became one of the best sparkling wines of this champagne brewing house. The Louis Roederer brewing house kept true to this tradition, and even today every bottle of Cristal is flat bottomed; meaning that it doesn’t have the dimple (called punt) on the bottom of the bottle.
Louis Roederer’s Cristal only became widely popular in the 1990’s and 2000’s when artists like 50 Cent, Jay-Z, R. Kelly and even The Notorious B.I.G referenced the drink in their song lyrics. Tupac Shakur even created his own cocktail that contained a mixture of Cristal and Alizé Gold Passion.
The Signature Blend of Cristal
The Louis Roederer Cristal champagne’s blend consists of approximately 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay. This blend gives the champagne a signature taste and color that you couldn’t find elsewhere, even if you searched for it. Many have tried to copy Louis Roederer’s Cristal, but none have really succeeded.
The fact that every bottle of Cristal is aged for 6 years in one of Louis Roederer’s cellars makes it even more exquisite. After 6 years of aging, the champagne bottles are left to rest for another 8 months. This means that every single sip of Cristal, regardless of where you drink it in the world is going to be according to the highest quality standards. This and the superb taste is what makes Louis Roederer’s Cristal super special.
The Characteristics of Cristal
Cristal can be best described as having the perfect harmony of freshness and fruit flavors. The initial taste of Cristal is going to hit you hard, as this sparkling wine truly has a unique taste to it. You might sense notes of citrus, ripe passion fruit and gooseberries.
Louis Roederer Cristal has a luminous golden color with slight orange highlights here and there. This ensures that you are easily able to recognize this unique sparkling wine. Cristal is best enjoyed with scallops, caviar and lobster. The 12% alcohol rate also makes sure that you can feel the effects of this exclusive drink.
Another remarkable fact about Louis Roederer’s Cristal is that it keeps well. This means that the champagne won’t lose its freshness nor character even after twenty years.
Cristal in Maxim Wien
Louis Roederer Cristal has always had a special place in the club and on Maxim’s Champagne Card. In addition to Cristal, Maxim also offers other Louis Roederer champagnes, such as Brut Premier, Rosé Vintage and Cristal Rosé. All of these sparkling wines are highly acclaimed and popular all around the world.
If you ever come to Maxim and order a Louis Roederer Cristal champagne, you are sure to have a great time! You get to enjoy the one-of-a-kind taste of Cristal in the company of sexy Maxim girls who really love this sparkling wine. The girl you choose to spend the night with will feel special, as this isn’t your typical champagne that you can get anywhere else, that’s for sure!