Louis Roederer, Blanc de Blancs, 2011

$79.99

This wine is a hidden gem in the Roederer lineup. It has the structure to age, but drinks beautifully now with great precision, acidity and loads of lemon and floral notes both on the nose and palate.

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Louis Roederer

Louis Roederer is one of the largest family-owned and run Champagne houses—and one of the oldest. Because they’ve been purchasing land for nearly 250 years, they’ve amassed valuable land all over Champagne; they are able to pick and choose what parcel goes into which cuvée, taking into account the specifics of each plot.

Founded in 1776, by the 19th century Louis Roederer was named the official wine supplier to the Russian court, by Tsar Nicholas II. They were among the first major Champagne houses to produce a tête de cuvée—the famed Cristal was first released in 1945.

These days, Roederer is acclaimed for their rigorous standards in farming—with nearly a third of their 590 acres farmed biodynamically, they are the largest biodynamic grower in Champagne. Nearly every cuvée they produce is made from estate fruit; the one exception is the Brut Premier, which includes roughly 20% bought fruit, purchased from farmers with whom they have long term contracts.

Details

  • Country

    France

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Grape Variety

    Chardonnay

  • Vintage

    2011

  • Size

    750ml

  • Farming Practice

    Traditional

  • Style

    Aromatic , Crisp , Fruity

  • Sweetness

    Dry

  • Body

    Light Bodied