Producer: Louis Roederer
Louis Roederer is a producer of champagne based in Reims, France. Founded in 1776, it was inherited and renamed by Louis Roederer in 1833. It remains today as one of the only still independent and family-run maisons de champagne.
Tasting Notes: From the family collection, disgorged ten years after the harvest, slightly lower than the original dosage. A warm year, the hottest since 1959 at the time, this has high ripeness and plenty of spice, a touch reductive, gentle citrus peel and some candied tropical fruits, clear chalk, dried honey, and brioche too. The palate has compression to it, the smooth and finely layered texture here, some flesh and some succulent texture, generous dried red cherry fruit flavours pressed together with layers of more savoury autolysis. Complex and textural Champagne.
Grape Variety: 55% Pinot Noir, 45% Chardonnay
Alcohol percentage: 12.0%