Chardonnay (40%) , Pinot Noir (60%)Region:
Cristal is a remarkably balanced and refined champagne whose length is inimitable. Cristal 2013 is a great classic in which maturity and freshness
are harmoniously interwoven ensuring potential for long ageing.
A golden hue with soft, glowing highlights.
Fine, steady, gentle bubbles. Powerful and complex on the palate, revealing a mixture of yellow fruit (mirabelle plum), juicy, ripe fruits (nectarine), citrus peel (candied orange) and finely-roasted nuts (hazelnut). The nose is simultaneously powdery and sweet, with elegant, chalky notes. Gentle, tactile and full-bodied on the palate. The bubbles create a gentle, vibrating sensation, then the wine
becomes soft, dense and juicy. But it is the chalky freshness that quickly sets the tone: the sweetness becomes energetic and intense, giving the wine an elegant yet powerful texture. Fine, textured tannins
reveal a poised and vinous dimension to the wine. The finish is savoury and saline.
Cristal is a wine that keeps well: it can be conserved for over twenty years without losing its freshness and character.Awards:
"A wine of pure pleasure and a sophisticated gastronomic wine, Cristal
is both powerful and delicate, combining subtlety and precision. "