Louis Roederer Collection 241 Magnum

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    Louis Roederer Collection 241 Magnum

    Bottle notes

    As the largest independent family-managed Champagne producer, Louis Roederer rank amongst the region's absolute finest. Established in 1776, the House is currently managed by seventh generation family member Frédéric Rouzaud alongside long-time Chef de Cave and Champagne legend Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon. Today, Champagne Louis Roederer own an astounding 240 hectares of vineyards in the very best locations that cover two-thirds of their grape requirements and are pioneers in biodynamic farming, having converted a total of 78-hecatres to accommodate production using biodynamic methods. Their portfolio begins with Brut Premier, one of Champagne's most seductive non-vintage cuvées and ends with Cristal, perhaps the world's most recognised prestige cuvée champagne.

    In September 2021 Collection 241 was launched, replacing Brut Premier. The idea behind Collection 241 was to address the impact in champagne of global warming, "fighting for freshness" is how Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon described his mission in creating this new champagne. He set about his task in 2013 building a perpetual reserve, adding into it only those wines that displayed those fresh and minerally characters. He also increased the oak reserves, similar to how we use spices in a kitchen. The end result is the perpetual reserve is the "freshening element" and 34% of the blend, 10% oak reserve wines and 56% from the 2016 harvest. The Collection number represents the number of times they have made a non-vintage since the inception of the house in 1776. 

    Tasting Note

    Fine bubbles and a nose of fresh fruit and hawthorn. The inclusion of reserve wines gives it the complexity and roundness characteristic of Louis Roederer champagnes. Smooth, complex palate mingling flavours of apple and pear with blackberries, raspberries and cherries. This is a structured and elegantly mature wine, lively on the mouth with a smooth palate. 

    Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV comes in lightweight antique-coloured bottles that filter out nearly 100 percent of light.

    Technical Information 

    Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | 33% La Riviere | 33% La Montagne | 33% La Cote

    Grape Varieties: 42% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay, 18% Meunier

    Reserve Wines aged in oak: 10% from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

    Perpetual reserve wines: 34% from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

    Lees Ageing: 4 years

    Base vintage: 2016

    Disgorged: March 2021

    Dosage: 8 g/l

    Malolactic Fermentation: 30%

    Drink: Now for 8+ years

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