Louis Roederer


Louis Roederer is a Champagne house that truly embodies its motto of continually striving for perfection. Since 1845 Roederer have been buying up some of the best parcels in Champagne, which was quite unusual at the time (most houses relied heavily on buying in fruit), this has allowed themto really understand their terroir. This understanding is also due to their meticulous practices of harvesting and vinifying all their 400 parcels separately. It is this painstaking attention to detail that means Roederer are consistently ranked as one of the finest producers in Champagne.

It was while walking through one of Roederer’ s biodynamic Pinot Noir vineyards in Ay (they have 240 hectares overall with over half of their vineyards now certified organic) that I started to really understand the painstaking attention to detail that is employed to get the best quality of fruit. A good example is that the men and women who tend their vines really know each individual parcel due to Roederer taking a long-term holistic approach by investing in their vineyard workers.

I was taken on a tour through the cold dark cellars where riddlers and forklifts scurried between rows upon rows of autolytic activity, where the Brut Premier spends 3 years on its lees, the vintage cuvees spend 4 and Cristal between 6-8 years depending on the vintage.

After visiting the vineyards and the cellars we were treated to an exceptional lunch at the family house and HQ in Reims. On arrival we were given the 2009 Brut Nature, which comes from biodynamic plots in the Côteaux de Cumières where all three of the main grape varieties are harvested then pressed together before spending 5 years on the lees and 6 months in bottle before release. Louis Roederer’s historical approach in searching out and buying the best Grand and Premier Cru vineyards coupled with embracing organic and biodynamic viticural farming methods has seriously paid off and translates into the consistently outstanding quality of this well-known house. (JW 30/09/19)

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2012 drink or keep Louis Roederer Cristal (gift boxed)
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6x 75cl 4 2 £810.00 £992.58 £175.00 Buy
2012 drink or keep Louis Roederer Cristal Rose (gift boxed)
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3x 75cl 0 0 £1,050.00 - - Buy
2012 drink or keep Louis Roederer Brut Nature P Starck
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6x 75cl 1 1 £330.00 £416.58 £79.99 Buy
2012 drink or keep Louis Roederer Brut Nature Rose P Starck
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3x 75cl 1 1 £165.00 £208.30 £79.99 Buy
N.V. drink or keep Louis Roederer Brut Premier
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6x 75cl 27 4 £150.00 £200.58 £39.99 Buy
N.V. ready Louis Roederer Brut Premier
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12x 37.5cl 4 7 £180.00 £236.58 £23.99 Buy
N.V. drink or keep Louis Roederer Brut Premier
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3x 150cl 4 2 £180.00 £236.58 £89.99 Buy
N.V. drink or keep Louis Roederer Brut Premier
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1x 300cl 3 0 £180.00 £230.00 £230.00 Buy
2013 drink or keep Louis Roederer Brut Rose
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6x 75cl 2 3 - £320.58 £59.99 Buy
2012 drink or keep Louis Roederer Brut Vintage
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6x 75cl 1 2 £240.00 £308.58 £59.99 Buy
2012 drink or keep Louis Roederer Brut Vintage
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3x 150cl 1 0 £270.00 £344.58 £129.00 Buy
2013 drink or keep Louis Roederer Brut Vintage
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3x 150cl 4 1 £270.00 £344.58 £129.00 Buy
N.V. drink or keep Roederer Estate Quartet
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6x 75cl 2 1 £90.00 £128.58 £24.99 Buy