“Hommage à Camille” 2020
The new vintage of Louis Roederer’s single-vineyard still wines
completes a trilogy of historic vintages
Following on from the 2018 and 2019 vintages, Camille Charmont 2020 red and Camille Volibarts
2020 white are the fruit of harvests described as “supernatural” by Cellar Master Jean-Baptiste
Lécaillon, given the exceptional weather conditions.
The third opus of Louis Roederer’s single-vineyard still wines is therefore entirely in keeping
with its two predecessors, creating a landmark trilogy.
“Hommage à Camille”
Camille Olry-Roederer took over the reins at Louis Roederer on the death of her husband, Léon Olry-Roederer, in 1932, and remained at the helm until 1975. Thanks to her bright personality, vital energy and exceptional tenacity, this remarkable lady was able to modernise the Champagne House and successfully steer it through all the important events of that era. When she invited her most loyal customers to dine with her, this tremendously elegant lady liked to surprise them by serving them the still wines from some of Louis Roederer’s finest vineyards.
With the creation of this collection of Coteaux Champenois wines, her great-grandson and CEO of Louis Roederer, Frédéric Rouzaud, wanted to pay homage to this influential figure in the history of his family and of the Champagne House.
Through these two single-vineyard, single-varietal wines, Louis Roederer is able to use all its
winemaking expertise to explore new taste territories and reveal other facets of its creativity.
In 2020, Roederer’s audacity and freedom of action, combined with natural and sustainable viticulture (which Louis Roederer has been engaged in for over 20 years) and bespoke vinification, have once again resulted in a vintage like no other.
Camille Charmont 2020 (100% Pinot noir from a 0.43-hectare plot in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ) reveals a complex and magical nose and a silky smooth palate. The chalky freshness of the Champagne region provides Camille Charmont 2020 with a power that is at once bright, delicate, saline and velvety.
The soul of Camille Volibarts 2020 (from a 0.55-hectare plot of old Chardonnay vines in Mesnil-sur-Oger) is distinctly mineral, fresh and chalky. On tasting, the oaky notes subtly interwoven into the wine’s aromas create an impression of a noble and delicious reduction.
“Hommage à Camille” 2020: two great wines that are truly exceptional in terms of their freshness,
concentration and excellent cellar-ageing potential
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