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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2002 Champagne 75cl

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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2002 - 75cl Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2002 - 75cl   £169.95
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Champagne Louis Roederer Overview
Fascinated by the aromatic diversity of Pinot Noir in Champagne, Louis Roederer use the structure and power of the Pinot Noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims to create their Brut Vintage blend. Exposed to the north-east, these grapes mature much more slowly, producing wines that are sometimes rough and closed at the beginning of the ageing process, with a character that intensifies and becomes more refined through ageing in wood over long periods. Thirty percent of the wine is matured in oak casks and Brut Vintage is matured for at least four years in the cellars and rested for six months after disgorgement to attain optimal maturity. It is the Pinot Noirs from the Grand Cru rated village of Verzenay in particular that give this champagnes its velvety, creamy and elegant palate.

Weather: The 2002 vintage shaped up magnificently over the spring, with no significant frost and near-perfect flowering. Then followed a summer marked by long, sunny periods interspersed with regular cloudy and rainy spells. The vines were in good health and the dehydration of the grape berries helped them reach new heights of ripeness. Generally considered one of the best harvests in the last twenty years.

News Article: Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2002 placed second in our blind tasting comparison of 2008s and 2002s in June 2017. Read the full write-up here.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 90% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 66% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay
Ageing: 4 years on the lees
Dosage: 9 g/l
Drink: Now to 2022

Tasting Note: A stunning golden colour with a fine stream of bubbles, the bouquet is full of fresh fragrances and ripeness. Slightly toasty notes initially give way to more complex fruits and the dominance of Pinot Noir shines through. The extra ageing has given this champagne a lovely extra dimension which compliments the extraordinary flavours of the 2002 vintage.
Louis Roederer Brut Vintage
Jancis Robinson MW,,
Aug 2017
“Disgorged 2008. 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. Dosage 9 g/l. No malo.
Lovely development and creaminess. Even a bit of richness – a real Pinot Noir year with lots of dry weather. Some mushroom notes already. Very savoury. Fabulous now!
Drink 2014-2025”
Jancis Robinson MW,,
Sep 2016
“70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay.
Tasted blind. Deep gold. Burnished metallic notes – lots of evolution. Mouth-filling and broad but fully evolved. Bit chewy on the end. Sweet start. No great persistence though.”
Essi Avellan MW,,
Sep 2015
“Elegantly smoky and toasty nose over peach and acacia fruit. Pure and fragrant. The smoky minerality continues on the focused and firm palate. Complex, soft, ripe fruity nose, not hugely expressive. Red and white fruit, refined spicy undetone and patisserie generosity. Wide, sumptuous palate, really sweet fruit. Tightly packed fruitiness with great potential. Classy with charm and power.”
Bought directly from Louis Roederer's UK agent MMD, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave

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