Louis Roederer Brut Collection 242
Formerly called "Brut Premier", this cuvée is the production of several areas of the house of Roederer: 34% of the vineyard called "La Rivière", 33% of the vineyard called "La Montagne" and 33% of the vineyard called "La Côte" .
This cuvée “collection 242” represents the 242nd blend of Maison Roederer since its creation. It is made from 34% Réserve Perpétuelle from different vintages, part of which was aged in wood and completed with 56% of the harvest 3 years ago. The Chardonnay grape is the majority and the Pinots Noirs and Meuniers come from the Marne Valley.
The color is gold with shimmering reflections
On the nose and on the palate, the cuvée reveals notes of white fruits such as vine peach, citrus zest such as kumquat and lemon, white flower such as acacia or pear tree with a light touch of roasted hazelnut.
The finish is very long on elegant hints of vanilla oak with a very nice and very pure minerality.
Serve between 10 and 12 ° C on toasts of goose or duck foie gras from Quercy or smoked salmon from Scotland, on a pike or turbot in white butter, white meat flavored with grated black truffles of Périgord.
Can be kept in cellars for several years with successive tastings in order to measure its qualitative peak. The bottles will be stored lying down protected from noise and vibrations with an optimum humidity level of 70%.
42% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot noir, 22% Pinot meunier
8 - 10%
It was in 1833 that Louis Roederer inherited his uncle’s House : the Dubois Father and Son Champagne House in Reims, founded in 1776.
In 1876, Louis Roederer II who succeeded his Father in 1870, created, upon request of Alexander II for the Russian tsar’s exclusive consumption, the Crystal vintage, a superior vintage that is an innovation for Champagne.
Then in 1908, tsar Nicolas II gave the title of “official supplier to His Imperial Majesty’s Court”. The crystal bottles carry the tsar’s coat of arms as a medallion.
The House kept growing under the watchful gaze of the next generations, among which Jean-Claude Rouzaud, who managed the House from 1980 to 2006, and Frédéric Rouzaud, his son, the current manager since 2006.
The vineyard spreads on 242 hectares, dispatched on the Reims mountain, the Marne valley, and the Côte des Blancs. Pinot Noir is the main variety.