Refreshing, with elegant hints of floral notes
Being the favourite house of Tsar Alexander II, Louis Roederer technically created the world’s first “Prestige Cuvée” for the paranoid Tsar in 1876. Living in fear of assassination by poisons and bombs, he ordered a Champagne in clear bottles and with a flat bottom, to be made and served for the famous Three Emperors Dinner at Café Anglais in Paris. The first commercially available vintage of Cristal was 1945, many decades after the original release. Yet the famous story of its founding remains part of Champagne’s rich history.