Louis Roederer Champagne
Louis Roederer Champagne, famous for Cristal Champagne, is a Champagne house of exceptional quality, aristocratic elegance and distinct style. When he inherited the Champagne House in 1833, the aesthete and entrepreneur Louis Roederer took a visionary approach to enriching his vines, aiming to master every stage of the wine’s creation. He forged the wine’s unique style, character, and taste. In the mid-nineteenth century, Louis Roederer acquired some of Champagne’s grand cru vineyards—an approach that contrasted sharply with contemporary practices. While other Houses bought their grapes, Louis Roederer nurtured his vineyards, familiarized himself with the specific characteristics of each parcel, and methodically acquired the finest land. Louis Roederer’s guiding principle was that all great wine depends on the quality of the soil, a passion for tradition, and an astute vision of the future; the fame and reputation of the House of Louis Roederer was firmly established. His heir, Louis Roederer II was equally enlightened and adopted his father’s conscientious approach to the production of champagne, patrimonial estate management, and instinctive audacity. It remains today as one of the only still independent and family-run Champagne Houses. Not only are they a noteable Champagne producer but also have a exceptional wine portfolio. Louis Roederer is considered one of the leading champagne houses and Louis Roederer at The Champagne Company includes Louis Roederer Brut Premier & Vintage Brut & Rosé Champagne all firm favourites with connoisseurs worldwide.
The Roederer style is big, powerful and toasty - though in recent years there has been a hint of primary, youthful fruit showing. Nice fruit and a long balanced finish makes a good party Champagne.
Pairs perfectly with pate and crusty bread, the best salmon you can buy, bite size canapes, roast chicken and even a good beef sandwich.