Louis Roederer : Brut Premier
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An elegant, vibrant and generous champagne by Louis Roederer
Founded in 1776 in Reims, the Louis Roederer Champagne House has remained family-owned and independent. After over 200 years of existence, the Louis Roederer House is still owned by the same family. Today, headed by Frédéric Rouzaud, who represents the family’s seventh generation, Louis Roederer embodies the excellence of Champagne wines throughout the world, due to its vintages that are crafted like true works of art.
Comprising nearly 241 hectares of vines, the Louis Roederer House’s strength comes from its extraordinary vineyard, made up entirely of Grands and Premiers Crus in the Marne Valley, the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. An impressive patchwork of terroirs, the Louis Roederer vineyard is divided into 410 plots that reflect the diversity of the Champagne region’s soils.
Following the end of the First World War, Léon Olry had to replant part of his vineyard. In order to ensure the continuity of the house's production, he acquired grapes and made a non-vintage champagne that perfectly expresses the house’s style, whatever the year of harvest. Thus giving rise to Louis Roederer's Brut Premier champagne.
Vinification and ageing
The grapes stem from a selection of several crus and are vinified in oak barrels. This champagne benefits from a 3-year ageing period in cellars and resting for a minimum of 6 months after disgorgement.
Louis Roederer’s Brut Premier comprises a blend of Chardonnay (40%), Pinot Noir (40%) and Pinot Meunier (20%), 5% of wines vinified in oak tuns with weekly stirring and 10% of reserve wines aged in wood are added to the blend.
Brut Premier by Louis Roederer: Characteristics and tasting tips
During the tasting, Louis Roederer’s Brut Premier is an elegant and flavoursome wine that offers a vibrant and generous expression. The texture on the palate is full and voluptuous, with a ripe and vinous expression, combined with fruity and refreshing notes. The finish of this wine is persistent, pleasantly sparkling and utterly festive.
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