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2015 Roederer L’Ermitage Brut

The concept behind the vintage Roederer Estate L’Ermitage is the same one that is used in Champagne, where only the best of the vintages are selected. These are exceptional wines that create a noble blend that
allows for longer aging, producing a wine of elegance and harmony.
The wine for the dosage added to the L’Ermitage 2015 was a 2015 wine liquor aged for 6 years in a French oak cask. Following disgorgement, L’Ermitage 2015 was aged an additional six month on the cork prior to release.

This prestige cuvee of 52% Chardonnay and 48% Pinot Noir is among the finest of all California sparklers. The medium yellow color boasts of aromas of fresh brioche and almond croissants. The very fine bubbles open to a wine layered with candied white citrus fruits, ginger, tangerine and marzipan. This wine is long and broad on the mid-palate which is a testimony of its ability for long-term aging. There is always an inherent richness to this wine. I have always been impressed with this sparkling wine on release and even beyond ten years in the bottle. This wine reveals the true character of the house of Champagne Louis Roederer.

By W Peter Hoyne