Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne always goes down smooth. It is a complex wine based on a blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, vinified in oak tuns for 4 years on its lees followed by a further 6 months ageing in the cellars before release. It possess an amazing depth of ripe fruit, lemon curd, crushed berry, toasted almonds, toasted brioche and a fresh mineral laced finished. It is a real joy to drink and fit for any occasion.
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.