Champagne Louis Roederer was established in 1776 and is now run by the 7th generation of the family, Frédéric Rouzaud. With over 240 hectares of vineyards located exclusively in Grands and Premiers Crus villages, Champagne Louis Roederer is self-sufficient for approximately 70% of their non-vintage production and 100% of their vintage champagnes.
Pioneers in sustainable farming, Louis Roederer use organic practices in all their vineyards, and are certified organic in 115 ha, with the remainder of the estate in conversion. The whole estate uses biodynamic practices and is inspired by the concepts of permaculture. Working hand in hand with nature, respecting terroir and the pursuit of taste underpins everything they do
A 10 hectare field blend in Cumières
Pinot noir infusion of 5 days followed by the addition of field blend juices: 20% infused Pinot noir + 80% Brut Nature white juices. Co-fermentation with the following final blend:
50% Pinot noir
11% vinified in oak, 30% malolactic fermentation, zero dosage
An extraordinary vintage which is also the year in which the Champagne region was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 2015 followed the continental trend of that decade: a mild, wet winter and a hot, dry summer. The summer, hot and sunny, brought record-breaking temperatures and water stress. The second half of August brought some very welcome rain, giving the vines some much needed relief. Thanks to this fresh finish, the vines produced juicy, ripe and concentrated grapes. Our ambition for this vintage? To capture the concentration which is the hallmark of this spectacular vintage!
Pink hue with bright, fresh tints and generous, slow-moving bubbles
The deep Pinot noir bouquet is a blend of delicate citrus notes (Etna blood oranges) blackcurrants and spice. After aeration, the red fruit becomes intertwined with notes of honey and gingerbread.
On entry, the wine is juicy, fruity, concentrated and palate-coating. The sun-drenched fruit and its slightly sweet texture give one the impression of biting into a perfectly ripe blackberry. The wine shows remarkable poise thanks to the sensual, almost powdery texture that balances the zero dosage. The end palate reveals slightly spicy, smoky bacon and iodised notes that usher in a sensation of Umami
94 Points The Wine Advocate
50% Pinot noir