Elegant, deep, and silky-textured, this medium to full-bodied beauty is immensely concentrated, pure, packed with apple flavors, and astoundingly long in the finish. Vintage Cristal is the standard-bearer for the House of Louis Roederer. It is blended from 55% Pinot Noir and 45% Chardonnay, grown in the best vineyards of Verzenay, Le Mesnil, Avize, Chouilly, Verzy, Ay and Mareuil. It has to mature on lees for six years to develop its golden appearance with lightly burnished reflections and its intense bouquet of white flowers, citrus and red fruits, followed by toasted, woody aromas that are warmer and more mature. Cristal deserves the finest delicacies: caviar, cooked oysters, scallops, John Dory or lobster.