Cristal Champagne is one of the prestige cuvees of Maison Louis Roederer. It was developed in 1976 by Louis Roederer for the Tsar of Russia Alexander II. At the time, the estate already exported 60% of its production to the Russian court. But the Tsar took offense to drink the exact same wine as his followers. That's why a new cuvee was created from the terroir's 10 finest wines. Crystal is now one of the world's most expensive Champagne.