In the heart of the Côte des Blancs, where the Chardonnay grapes attain optimal maturity on the calcareous soils, Louis Roederer has selected two exceptional grands crus: Mesnil-sur-Oger and Avize, whose unique characteristics and complementarity enable the House to produce taut, highly aromatic wines that have finesse.
100% Chardonnay, the Blanc de Blancs cuvée is aged for five years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for 6 months after dégorgement to attain perfect maturity.
Founded in 1776 louis Roederer remains an independent family business. Many inspirational figures have helped this famous house along the way to world renown non more so than Jean Caude Rouzaud who instigated the creation of a group of brilliant winemakers around the central Champagne house, taken to further heights by his son and current director Frederic Rouzaud. Roederer has gleaned great success by courting a worldwide audience, particularly in Russia where its wines were appointed official supplier to the Imperial Court. Tsar Alexander II so enamered a unique flat bottomed bottle was commissioned to house his own blend...Cristal Champagne.
Pale straw, fine slow mousse, toasty honeyed notes, coffee, hazel nut and lemony edge too. A calm palate, with good dense texture, it is juicy and fruit laden, still primary with good tension. There is good sweetness to the fruit, a ripe vintage. The finish is impressive, with considerable extract, tenacious and meaty. It is delicate but certainly not lean. Needs another few years bottle age to unwind, but already an enjoyable drop. Drink 2015-2025+
White flowers, lemon, and crushed rocks are some of the notes that emerge from Roederer's 2006 Brut Blanc De Blancs. The 2006 boasts extraordinary elegance and finesse to match its rich, broad-shouldered personality. At the same time, there is plenty of Chardonnay character. Readers who enjoy wines with more tertiary complexity will want to give the 2006 a few years in the cellar, but it is absolutely striking, even today, for its finesse, balance and total sense of harmony. The Blanc de Blancs remains one of the under the radar jewels in the Roederer lineup. In 2006, it is not to be missed. The Blanc de Blancs is made exclusively from grand cru fruit, mostly Avize, Cramant and Mesnil, aged 20% in oak and bottled with four atmospheres of pressure (on the low side) to preserve the elegance of the mousse. All of that worked beautifully here. Drink 2013 - 2031
Fresh pear and citrus fruits on the intensely perfumed nose. Concentrated but lithe, offering a complex array of citrus and orchard fruit flavors with notes of anise, smoky lees and sweet butter. Closes with excellent clarity and thrust, leaving mineral and floral notes behind. This Champagne is still a baby and should age slowly.
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