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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2006 Champagne 75cl

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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2006 - 75cl Louis Roederer Brut Vintage 2006 - 75cl   £72.95
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Champagne Louis Roederer Overview
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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 2006 vintage was a year of mixed weather. It began with a rainy spell and late spring, but with little or no frost in the vineyards. Early summer was positive, with the months of June and July creating perfect conditions for flowering. Although there were some storms in late-July, the overall health of the vines was great since the weather remained hot through to the harvest with spells of rain in August promoting even healthier grapes.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 90% Grand & Premier Cru
Grape Varieties: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay
Ageing: 4 years on the lees
Dosage: 8-10 g/l
Drink: Now to 2022
Louis Roederer Brut Vintage
Essi Avellan MW,
EssiAvellan.com,
Sep 2014
92/100
“Soft, refined nose with white fruit and honey underlined with smoky and mineral toastiness. When recently tasted the wine had evolved quite a boost in its gorgeous toastiness. A real charmer now with its sweet, opulent fruitiness and soft, lingering, balanced palate. Long and well-built. A crowd-pleaser.”
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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