Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Premier NV
Vintage: No Vintage
Region: Champagne, France
Varietal: Champange Blend
Appellation: Champagne Brut
Type: Sparkling - Complex and Traditional
Drinking Window: Drink now
Alcohol content: 12%
Scores (if you care about): 93/100, James Suckling; 92/100, William Kelley, Robert Parker
YESTERDAY’S DISCOVERIES, TODAY’S TREASURES
After the upheavals of the early 1900s, particularly the First World War that destroyed more than half of the Louis Roederer estate, Léon Olry Roederer reconstructed the vineyards. He decided to buy grapes to ensure the continuity of the House during this difficult period and, at the same time, created a multi-vintage wine that would have a consistent flavour, whatever the harvest year. It is now called Brut Premier.
A SIGNATURE BLEND
A blend of around 40% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Meunier, Brut Premier comprises wine matured in oak tuns produced from three Champagne grape varieties that originate from various crus selected by Louis Roederer. It is aged for 3 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for a minimum of 6 months after dégorgement (disgorging).
A GREAT CLASSIC THAT RESONATES WITH CONTEMPORARY TASTE
Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, seduction and character, freshness and vinosity, Brut Premier is a champagne that is harmonious and structured, elegant and lively, with a unique exuberancy. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.
Tasting notes and Reviews
"This has a core of fresh, extremely fleshy and attractive peaches and lemons from a ripe year. The delicacy and purity of this Champagne is stunning, as is its gently powerful nature. Such great purity here. In great form! Drink now." - James Suckling, 2 September 2019