Lécaillon points out that, “Brut Premier is the heart of our know-how; it is about history, about reserve wines, about blending; it is a very complex wine.”
Continuing, he says, “I create Brut Premier, but I compose a vintage – Brut Premier is really a Roederer creation.”
After admitting that not one Brut Premier will taste exactly the same as the previous Lécaillon states that each should have “freshness and texture – at first there is a sensual touch, which is followed by fresh acidity.”
The house is more widely recognised by its superb prestige cuvée Cristal, a champagne which is produced in a clear glass bottle with no punt underneath. Louis Roederer have recently released their 2007 vintage of Cristal, that already has had proclaimed reviews of 97/100 from Antonio Galloni. Another first for the house was the release of Brut Nature 2006, a sugarless champagne which was created after the 2006 harvest showed great freshness.
You can buy Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV here.