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Louis Roederer Collection Champagne

  • Champagne
  • France, 750ml

Lovely golden yellow, very champagne-like, hue. Dense and steady flow of extremely fine bubbles. Deep, broad bouquet of ripe fruit (wild peaches, william pears) combined with citrus (lemons, blood oranges). The entry to the palate is delicious showing a rich and robust texture followed by a very juicy and concentrated sensation similar to biting into a ripe fruit. The substance is caressingly soft, coating the palate but is then immediately lightened by the delicate bubbles. The length is created by a lovely backbone of chalky freshness. The champagne is both delectably rich, with a slightly roasted character, and super fresh thanks to a salivating finish. The smoky notes then take over to underpin a very flavoursome finish. 

  • Winery: House of Louis Roederer
  • Varietal: 41% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 26% Meunier
  • Region: Champagne, France
  • Vintage: Collection 244
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Cork
  • Food match: Lobster, shrimp, shellfish, smoked salmon, caviar, oysters, fried chicken, Brie-style cheeses, fruit-based desserts (tarts and crepes)

    Collection 244 marks the return of the texture of the Meunier from the Marne and the Montagne, which adds a lovely richness to the well-structured and saline Pinot noir and Chardonnay grapes!

    This delicious, mouth-watering and award-winning champagne will impress on any occasion. Great gift. Get delivered direct to your door or treat someone special. Buy right here.

    When he inherited the Champagne House in 1833, the aesthete and entrepreneur Louis Roederer took a visionary approach to enriching his vines, aiming to master every stage of the wine’s creation. He forged the wine’s unique style, character, and taste. In the mid-nineteenth century, Louis Roederer acquired some of Champagne’s grand cru vineyards—an approach that contrasted sharply with contemporary practices.

    While other Houses bought their grapes, Louis Roederer nurtured his vineyards, familiarized himself with the specific characteristics of each parcel, and methodically acquired the finest land. Louis Roederer’s guiding principle was that all great wine depends on the quality of the soil, a passion for tradition, and an astute vision of the future; the fame and reputation of the House of Louis Roederer was firmly established. His heir, Louis Roederer II was equally enlightened and adopted his father’s conscientious approach to the production of champagne, patrimonial estate management, and instinctive audacity.

    He also drew inspiration from the many books and drawings he collected with great discernment. In the 1870s, the Louis Roederer Champagne House began to export its wines to the United States, and even to Tsar Alexander II of Russia.

    A man of great taste and an inveterate researcher, Louis Roederer II fashioned an exclusive champagne for the Tsar and launched a novel concept: the very first Cuvée de Prestige. It was created in 1876 and named ‘Cristal’. Ever since, the subtleness and elegance of Cristal have forged Louis Roederer’s reputation for excellence.

    In the 1920s, the future heir to the House of Louis Roederer, Léon Olry-Roederer consecrated his efforts to creating a highly balanced wine—a consistent and delicate blend of several vintages, to ensure that the wine would always be of the highest quality. This wine would form the basis for the later Brut Premier. This fine blend greatly contributed to the renaissance of the House of Louis Roederer.

    After his death, from 1933 onwards, the winery was managed by his strong-minded widow, Camille, who ran the Champagne House with formidable intelligence and singular dynamism. Camille loved horse racing and owned one of the most famous stables in the world; she was also an enlightened patron and embraced the more festive and pleasurable aspects of champagne. Camille Olry-Roederer held many receptions in the family’s Hôtel Particulier in Reims. These parties had a lasting impact on the history of the House and introduced a whole new generation of wine lovers to the joys of Louis Roederer Champagne.

    Her grandson, Jean-Claude Rouzaud, an oenologist and agronomist, took over the running of the entire estate and decided to consolidate the vineyards. Through his passionate commitment to the metier of wine-growing, he cultivated more than ever the inventive qualities that are so representative of the House’s philosophy.

    The Louis Roederer House has remained an independent, family-owned company and is now managed by Jean-Claude’s son, Frédéric Rouzaud, who represents the seventh generation of the lineage. With the same patience and unshakeable faith in its creative vocation, the House of Louis Roederer’s annual exports total three million bottles around the world.

    • Gold - 2023  NZ International Wine Show (Collection 244)
    • 92/100 Points - The Winer Independent (Collection 244)
    • Top 50 & 94/100 Points - VinePair (Collection 243)
    • 94/100 Points - James Suckling (Collection 243)
    • 93/100 Points - Anne Krebiehl (Collection 243)
    • 93/100 Points - Jed Dunnack (Collection 243)
    • 92/100 Points - The Wine Advocate (Collection 243)
    • 91/100 Points - Wine & Spirits(Collection 243)
    • Gold - 2021 The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (Collection 242)
    • 5 Stars & 97/100 Points - Sam Kim, Wineorbit (Collection 242)
    • 94/100 Points - James Suckling (Collection 242)
    • 94/100 Points - Cameron Douglas MS (Collection 242)
    • 93/100 Points - William Kelley, The Wine Advocate (Collection 242)
    • 93/100 Points - Simon Field MW, Decanter (Collection 242)
    • 93/100 Points - Josh Greene (Collection 242)
    • Silver - 2021 NZ International Wine Show (Collection 242)
    • 92/100 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Collection 242)
    • 92/100 Points - Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Collection 242)
    • 17+/20 Points - Jancis Robinson (Collection 242)

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