Cristal - the most obviously luxurious champagne
25 May 2007 by JR
See my tasting notes on a sumptuous vertical of vintages back to 1979 but what’s the story of how this wine is made? (We all know how it’s drunk: too soon and by the wrong people ie the ingrate and image-obsessed.)  Read on, and see how the Champenois will be experimenting with higher yields in 2007.   History At the end of the 19 th century Champagne Louis Roederer was in an amazingly strong position with about 10% of the champagne market (selling only very slightly less than they do today) and particularly well establishing in its number one export market Russia. Cristal was created in 1876...

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