2006 Brut Nature Edition Limitee by Philippe Starck was conceived by Roederer and Philippe Starck (the French designer) teams. This champagne is 1/3 Chardonnay and 2/3 de Pinot Noir matured without malolactic fermentation: a genuine champagne with 0% added sugar. The beautiful golden yellow hue boasts a fine mousse and elegant bubble lines. The nose reveals generous underwood and rhubarb scents wrapped in chalk notes and hints of fresh minerals. The palate, very tense, forward, and tasty, shows aromatic persistence in retro-olfaction and lovely length on the finish. Philippe Starck described the vintage as boasting the elegance and generosity of words that convey champagne concepts. From the zero dosage specialists, this champagne undeniably echoes nature.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2006 Brut Nature is Roederer's first non-malolactic, zero dosage vintage Champagne; it is equipped with a distinctive label from French designer Philippe Starck. Based on 55% Pinot Noir, 25% Meunier and 20% Chardonnay from late ripening plots on dark clay soils in Cumières (which are picked and processed together), the Brut Nature shows a great purity and freshness on the delicate nose. Pure, lean and mineral on the palate, this is a finesse-full and very straight, lemon-fresh and tension-filled fizz with a very good finish. Disgorged in March 2014.