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Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne 12%

Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne 12%

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Cristal was first created in 1876 for Alexander ll of Russia, and is viewed by many as the first prestige cuvee. As the political situation in Russia at the time of his rule was unstable, the Tsar feared assassination. He ordered that champagne bottles for his Three Emperors Dinner  be made clear, so that he could see the bubbles and also to prevent an explosive being hidden beneath them, as could happen with a typical dark green indented bottle. Louis Roederer commissioned a Flemish glassmaker to create a clear lead glass Champagne bottle with a flat bottom. The Champagne has since become known as "Cristal".