Louis Roederer Brut Premier Champagne 75cl Gift Boxed

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Country France
Champagne Type Non Vintage Brut
Region Champagne
Brand Louis Roederer
Grape Variety Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier / Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 12%
Closure Type Cork
Maturity Drink now
Food Match Langoustines and fresh shellfish. In addition, a selection of fresh ripe fruit.

Brut Premier is the embodiment of Louis Roederer style, combining all the fruitiness and freshness of youth with the vinosity of a fully mature wine.

This is a structured and elegantly mature wine, with a lively attack and a smooth palate. Pale golden in colour. Smooth, complex palate mingling flavours of white-fleshed fruit (apple and pear) with red berries (blackberries, raspberries, cherries) and notes of toast and almonds.

A pleasurable wine, deliciously smooth and mature. Clean attack with a creamy structure. The inclusion of reserve wines gives the complexity and roundness characteristic of Louis Roederer champagnes.

Louis Roederer is one of the largest remaining independent Champagne Houses, owned by the same family since it was founded in 1776.  

Initially founded as Dubois Père & Fils in 1776, Louis Roederer inherited the company from his uncle in 1833, renamed it and set out to target markets abroad.  With concentrated efforts in several countries, including Russia, In 1909, Tsar Nicholas II nominated Louis Roederer as the official wine supplier to the Imperial Court of Russia.

Though the Russian Revolution and the U.S. Prohibition caused financial difficulties during the early 20th century, Roederer was re-established as a leading Grandes Marques producer and remains in the ownership of descendants Rouzaud - a family of leading Wine Specialists.  

From a vineyard area of 240 hectares (590 acres), Louis Roederer produces two thirds of the grapes needed for its production, sourcing the remaining required fruit from established farming contacts.

The vintage cuvées include the Vintage, Rosé Vintage, with Pinot noir and Chardonnay in an approximately 7:3 proportion, and the 100% Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs. Their prestige cuvée Cristal, was made commercially available in 1945.  It is a blend of around 40% Chardonnay and 60% Pinot noir. 

The total annual production of Roederer is approximately 3.5 million bottles, of which 70–80% is Louis Roederer Brut Premier. 

 

Brut Premier is a non-vintage Champagne combining at least four vintage wines in a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Meunier, the three main grape varieties allowed in the composition of Champagne, coming from more than fifty different crus. The inclusion of reserve wines (approximately 20%) matured in oak casks for several years gives the complexity and roundness characteristic of Louis Roederer's champagnes.  It is aged for 3 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging).  The dosage (residual sugar) is 9g/l

Country Of Origin: France

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