The Brut Nature 2006 cuvée was developed by Louis Roederer and Philippe Starck. From first impressions, the Philippe Starck designed bottle, with its untreated and unpainted tin sealing capsule and water-resistant Japanese-inspired paper demonstrates the uniqueness of this wine. This is a dry champagne (no sugar/dosage was added during the making of the wine), so allow "nature to take its course", and reflecting the ripeness of the Pinot noir grapes in the 2006 harvest.
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dry nose and very uncompromisingly dry on the palate. Quite a test! Just a
little austere on the palate. But impressive persistence. Perhaps this is just
too young? Very serious and well intentioned…
, Nov 2013, 90
Orange zest, bruised apple skin, coriander seed, and hedge flowers rise from the glass of Roederer 2006 Brut, a 70-30 Pinot-Chardonnay blend a third of which was aged in cask with weekly lees-stirring. The palate impression here is at once richly expansive and tactilely pungent, with apple and peach fruit sappy and ripe but prominently marked by the piquancy of pips and pit. A roughly ten gram dosage emphasizes the impression of fresh ripe apple in a long, juicy finish, if with a result that some may find a tad divisively sweet-tart. It would certainly be interesting to follow bottles for a couple of years to see whether further depth emerges.
Owners of vast vineyards (totally some 500 acres) that supply the majority of their fruit, Roederer also presides – by design as well as due to that vastness – over a mind-bending number of micro-vinifications, divided entirely between tanks and foudres, supplemented by a concomitantly deep and diverse range of reserve wines. But for all of the variety that these phenomena entail, scarcely any lots undergo malo-lactic transformation.
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