Impressive: 93 points from James Suckling, 93 points from Falstaff, 17 points from Jancis Robinson, 2 stars in the Guide Hachette! Louis Roederer Brut Premier ranks among the great classics of the world of Champagne thanks to its unmistakeable, consistently high quality.
The cuvée consists of 40% Pinot Noir, 42% Chardonnay and 18% Pinot Meunier grapes. Louis Roederer (one of the few remaining family-owned major Champagne houses) allows its Brut Premier to mature on yeast for at least three years before disgorgement. Twice as long as is prescribed for champagne. The assemblage is as exceptional as the aging period: At least 10% of the wines consist of reserve wines, the best wines of each vintage. They are stored in wooden barrels and matured for two to six years before becoming part of this unique cuvée.
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- Pale yellow in the glass, with very fine, steady mousseux.
- Yellow fruits, fresh apples and grapefruits on the nose, paired with aromas of sweet brioche and almonds.
- On the palate, this classic displays structure and freshness, combined with elegance and a delightful abundance of fruit. Along with its well-integrated acidity, the champagne remains both lively and elegant throughout, with a long-lasting finish.
- Ideal aperitif.
- Pair with light appetizers and seafood.
- Super companion to fruit desserts.
The Champagne House of Louis Roederer
Louis Roederer is one of the last great family-owned champagne houses. Here, no big brand looms in the shadows – all champagnes are still produced independently and in accordance with family tradition. The house has been based in Reims for more than 200 years. In 1835, Louis Roederer inherited the house and, pursuing independence, began to devote himself to the cultivation of vines and the purchase of additional sites. At that time, champagne houses tended to focus more on the purchase of grapes, but Roederer’s selective choice of vines proved that soil and site were important factors in creating a particularly high-quality champagne. Louis Roederer’s statement “The secret of a great champagne is the soil” continues to be the guiding principle of the house. Roederer is still known today for its high quality and unique style, taste and character. With Frédéric Rouzaud at the helm, the company is now in its seventh generation and has 240 hectares of vines, exclusively in Grand Cru and Premier Cru sites on the Marne.