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Louis Roederer Brut Premier Flutes Gift NV ChampagneLouis Roederer, the largest independent, family-managed champagne maker is the fortunate proprietor to 235 hectares of sublimely located vineyards, supplying 70% of its needs for an annual production of 3 million bottles. Uniquely, after 10 years of experimentation, they are beginning to witness the benefits of a biodynamically managed vineyard. Chef de Cave, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon is particular about Louis Roederer's craft; "We don't blend, we combine," he says. "I love art, and like a great painter we add colour rather than blending."
Brut Premier is a culmination of wine from eight different harvests, utilizing all three Champagne grape varieties from more than 40 different plots. The percentage of Louis Roderer reserve wines (matured in oak casks for two to 10 years) included in Brut Premier varies from 10 to 33 percent. Five percent of the wines used in Brut Premier are matured in oak casks and the final blend is matured for three years in the cellar and rested for six months after disgorgement to perfect maturity.
As a consequence of it's blend containing eight different vintages, Brut Premier is the embodiment of the Louis Roederer style, merging all the fruitiness and freshness of youth with the vinosity of a fully mature wine. Fine bubbles and a nose of fresh fruit and hawthorn. The inclusion of reserve wines gives it the complexity and roundness characteristic of Louis Roederer champagnes. Smooth, complex palate mingling flavours of apple and pear with blackberries, raspberries and cherries. This is a structured and elegantly mature wine, lively on the mouth with a smooth palate.
This Louis Roederer Gift Set includes 1 bottle of Brut Premier NV 75cl and 2 elegantly branded 'Jamesse' Louis Roederer Champagne flutes presented in a Limited Edition Champagne gift box.
Grape Varieties: 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier
Dosage: Between 9 and 11 g/L is adapted to each vintage
Louis Roederer Brut Premier Gift Set NV Champagne: same day delivery in London, next day UK mainland & free delivery on 6+ bottles. Louis Roederer Overview Vintage Overviews Grand & Premier Crus Explained
“A vivacious Champagne, finely knit and elegant overall. This is creamy and satiny in texture, with layers of yellow plum, chalk, toast, glazed apricot and lemon curd. Offers a lingering, smoke- tinged finish. Drink now through 2020.”
“This is a particularly good bottling of Brut Premier. Drawing on Roederer’s famed reserve wines, it has a touch of toast that adds a round character to well as fresh, vivid lemon and grapefruit flavors. Drink this delicious, rich wine now.”
“A smoky note of minerality complements the flavors of dried cherry and black currant, almond financier and gumdrop in this refined, creamy version. The delicate yet persistent acidity is well-integrated, leading to a mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2018”
“Roederer is one of my go-to champagne. It was a real pleasure to drink - not taste- a glass of the NV Brut Premier to start off this delicious lunch. The mushroom soup was perfect and a great match to the warm, nutty nuances of the Champagne. Sometimes simple is best, and that was certainly the case here.”
“Nutty nose. Some great savour. Bone dry and serious. Though not concentrated enough for a very long life.”
“The true star of Roederer, and by far the cheapest, this is quintessential winter champagne. Three-fifths pinots, some old oak maturation and bottle aged for three years add honeyed richness, butterscotch, brioche and cinnamon, finessed with a cut of lemon.”
The Busy Wine Lover's Guide to Louis Roederer wine-searcher.com, 18th December 2014
Louis Roederer Overview
Established in 1776, Louis Roederer is one of the last great independent family-run Champagne Houses. Today it is run by Frédéric Rousaud, CEO who is the seventh generation of the Roederer family. His right hand-man, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon the Chef de Cave has been creating stunning wines at Roederer since 1999. As a winemaker, Jean-Baptiste is very proud of his craft and declares that at Roederer "we don't blend we combine" and says "I love art, and like a great painter we add colour rather than blending it".
Being in the enviable position of owning the majority of their own vineyards, they are able to experiment as well as supply 70 percent of the grapes to produce non-vintage wines and 100 percent of the vintage wines, which is very rare in Champagne today. The experimentation has led them to create and manage some biodynamic vineyards for nearly ten years. Although they are not looking to get certification, the resulting wines have produced some amazing flavours and created some wonderful additions to the resultant blends.
From the beginning Louis Roederer wanted to create the best Champagne he could and felt that the way to do that was to own his vineyards, and not, like most other Houses, buy in grapes from growers. This strategy led him to acquire some of the finest land in the region and today it amounts to some 240 hectares of Grand and Premier Cru Vineyards in the Marne. This belief that great wine depends on the quality of the soil is still part of their philosophy today.
Each small parcel is hand-picked and pressed on the harvest site then vinified separately so as to keep the true character intact. Each of the lots is then tasted several times until blending, when they are chosen for their unique characters to create the perfect Roederer style.
In the 1870s, Louis Roederer began exporting his wines to the USA and Tsar Alexander II of Russia. The Tsar was a suspicious man and believed his enemies might try to tamper with his beloved Champagne to get rid of him. He thought that the traditional Champagne bottle with the punt at the bottom could perhaps conceal a bomb and the glass being so dark could camouflage the addition of poison. So in 1876, the very first Prestige Cuvée Champagne was created exclusively for the Tsar and the iconic Cristal was born. Placed in an iconic bottle with a flat base made from clear crystal, the Tsar was happy that bombs and poison would not come between him and the enjoyment of his favourite tipple.
Cristal is now not just for the Tsar of Russia but little has changed in terms of how it is produced. Jean-Baptiste only creates Cristal from the finest vintages and therefore it is not created every year and when it is, production is tiny. The blend is usually 55 per cent Pinot Noir and 45 per cent Chardonnay from only the best rated sites of Champagne Louis Roederer's vineyards. Cristal is released after six years ageing in the Reims cellars and is the benchmark for luxury champagnes.
For everyday drinking the Louis Roederer Brut Premier is produced with the same care and attention to detail. The style is created from eight different harvests, utilizing all three Champagne grape varieties from more than 40 different plots. The final blend is matured for three years in the cellar and rested for six months after disgorgement to perfect maturity.