Louis Roederer Collection 242

£59.60

Grape: Chardonnay

Country: France

Region: Champagne

Body: Medium

Abv: 12%

Size: 75cl

Description

The House of Louis Roederer has a long and breath-taking history, consistently at the top of in the world of Champagne. Their Collection range was inspired by a desire for freedom, taking the quality of their multi-vintage blends to an even higher level and a worthy successor to their renowned Brut Premier. 

Collection is based on a selection of plots located in the heart of the Champagne region that are suited to its identity and where the emphasis is on sustainable growing practices. The art of blending is at the heart of their approach and Collection 242 is created from their Perpetual Reserve and oak-aged reserve wines, complemented by the finest wines from the most recent harvest.

The Perpetual Reserve makes up a significant proportion (34%) brings a texture that is fleshier and more enveloping, adding overall complexity. An increased proportion of oak-aged reserve wines also go into the blend - 10% wines from 2009, 2011,
2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages and 56% of the finest 2017 harvest wines, mainly
Chardonnays and Pinot noirs and Meuniers from the Vallée de la Marne. The patina of age adds a lovely softness to the blend and some slightly toasted smoky notes, nicely balancing the freshness brought by the Perpetual Reserve wine.

Aged between 3 and 4 years in Roederer cellars, Collection is a deep and nuanced champagne that can be enjoyed now or with a few years of cellar-ageing to further hone its complexity and draw out the unique characteristics of each blend. Collection 242 opens with notes of white fruit, citrus zest and acacia blossom, which are followed by a light touch of roasted hazelnuts. The long, very pure structure ends on a pleasing saline note. 

Louis Roederer inherited the Champagne House in 1833, and took a visionary approach to enriching his vines and mastering every stage of the wine’s creation. He forged the wine’s unique style, character, and taste and acquired some of Champagne’s grand cru vineyards to ensure the best care from soil to bottle. They now have 410 select parcels across 240 hectares of land. 

Wine Notes

Sub Type: Sparkling
Grape: Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
Country: France
Region: Champagne
Tasting Notes:

Opens with notes of white fruit, citrus zest and acacia blossom, which are followed by a light touch of roasted hazelnuts. The long, very pure structure ends on a pleasing saline note.

Appearance: Gold
Body: Medium
Sweetness: Brut
Blending: Blended
Oaking: Part-Oaked
Wine Making Process: Traditional Method|Lees|Bottle Aged
ABV: 12%
Vintage: NV
World Type: Old World
Closure: Cork
Wine Size: 75cl
Suitable: N/A
Food Match: Shellfish|Canapes|Desserts|Charcuterie
Producer: Louis Roederer
SKU LOUISCOLLECTION242

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