MV
Champagne Louis Roederer Brut Premier MV
Size
750 ml
Region
Champagne
Offering
Single Bottle
Roederer, family-owned since 1776, has committed to converting all 590 acres of their estate vineyards to biodynamic status by the end of 2020. When you work for a family, people deeply rooted in the traditions and the region, you can make decisions like that. You can take the long view, not court quick shareholder pacification. Roederer rather specializes in the long view. They own more vineyards in comparison to their production than any other Grande Marque. All those vineyards are rated either 95 or 100% on the Echelle de Cru scale. They have their own extensive vine nursery. They employ an insane percentage of reserve wines, maintaining stocks as old as 30 years. They practice incredibly low dosage, because when your wine is practically perfect, you don't need to resort to the subterfuge of added sugar. All this adds up to Champagnes that are pure, clean and linear in character, with marvelous complexity and depth. For example: the Brut Premier MV, a blend of 150-200 separate wines from as many as 6-8 vintages. A 40/20/40 blend of Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay, it sees no malolactic, but a small portion is fermented in oak. It tastes of almonds, toasted brioche, greengage plum, and white peach. Grace notes of green tea and spring flowers complete the package, with a beautiful persistent mousse. And this is Roederer's 'entry level' Champagne. It is delicious. At this price, it is also a STEAL.
Roederer Brut Premier MV
Primary Grape
Pinot Noir
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