Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV is consistently one of the finest Non-Vintage Champagnes you can buy. The house is one of the few remaining to be family owned and there is no compromise when it comes to quality. Brut Premier is a blend of 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Meunier sourced from some of the finest Grand and Premier Crus sites in Champagne. The blend usually comprises 6 vintages from Roederer’s reserve wines and is aged on its lees for 3 years followed by a further 6 months aging after disgorgement to ensure a mature, consistent and elegant glass of Champagne. The wine is fresh, rich and generous with fruit and texture. Red fruit notes come through with lemon and grapefruit along with a tense mineral freshness.
Champagne Louis Roederer was founded in 1776 and has been owned by the same family since 1819. It is one of the few privately owned Champagne house left and is free from interference from multinational companies and hedge funds that are more interested in the bottom line that the quality of the Champagne. The house has substantial vineyard holdings (240 hectares) which helps control quality, consistency and price as there is less reliance on buying grapes from growers on the open market. 90% of the vineyards are classed as either Grand or Premier Cru from superb sites in the Montage de Reims, Vallee de la Marne and Cote des Blancs. Farming is increasingly being done bio dynamically.