Pack of 6 glassesLouis 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.
Grape Varieties: 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier
Dosage: Between 9 and 11 g/L is adapted to each vintage
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