A top notch non-vintage Champagne bottling from Louis Roederer.
Louis Roederer is one of the older Champagne Houses still operational, having been founded in 1776. It remains family owned, as is managed by Frédéric Rouzaud, who is the seventh generation of family ownership.
80% of the grapes used by Louis Roederer come from their own vineyard holding, which covers 444 acres. The grapes used to make this Champagne come from three varieties: 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 20% Meunier. These are sourced from over 50 different crus.
The bottling includes about 20% reserve wines which have been matured in oak casks for several years (these are single vintage wines that have been stored in large tuns of between 6,000 and 10,000 litres in capacity), whilst the whole blend is aged in bottles for a further 4 years prior to disgorging, making for a complex, rich final product.
Louis Roederer is known for its well-rounded Champagnes, and this is no exception, perfectly balancing sweetness, fruit and acidity. The bottling offers up flavours of marzipan, crisp biscuits, yeasty brioche, white chocolate, slight mango and peach, crisp grape, toasted oak and butter.
Deeply enjoyable, and a perfect introduction to the wines of this superb Maison.