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Roederer Estate

Roederer Estate Quartet California NV

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  • Size: 750ml
  • Vintage: NV
  • ABV: 12%
  • Origin: Anderson Valley/California/USA
  • Grapes: 60% Chardonnay/40% Pinot Noir

Description

Quartet is Champagne Louis Roederer’s outpost in California’s Anderson Valley. A cool climate and well-drained soils provide the ideal conditions for Louis Roederer’s winemaking style: one of excellence, precision and freshness.

The Quartet winery is nestled in Mendoci County’s cool, fog-shrouded Anderson Valley. Grapes are 100% Estate grown over 235 hectares. There are four distinct vineyards on the estate – hence the name Quartet – from which all the grapes are sourced.

The winemaking style is based on two elements: 100% Estate grown fruit and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year’s blend. Reserve wines are added to the cuvée, creating a multi-vintage blend in the traditional Louis Roederer style. Only the cuvée (first pressing of 120 gallons/ton) is used, premiere or deuxieme taille. Fermentation takes place in high-grade stainless steel tanks at 18°C. Zero to minimal malolactic fermentation takes place in order to ensure the wines age well and retain the fresh, precise and well-defined style that is one of the characteristics of Roederer Estate wines. The wines are aged for a minimum of two years on the lees.

Quartet is crisp and elegant with complex pear, spice and hazelnut flavours. It is fresh and lightly fruity with great finesse and depth of flavour.

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