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Louis Roederer Brut Vintage Champagnetext

Louis Roederer Brut Vintage Champagne 2007

Champagne, FranceRoederer is an amazing accomplishment: progressive, classic, innovative and traditional, with very high quality on a very large scale. This is the largest independent, family-owned and managed house (founded in 1776), managing more than 235ha of prime vineyards which supply 75 percent of its needs. Of that, more than two-thirds are Grand Cru fruit. Their vintage wines are solely from their estate properties. Though 2007 was not the greatest vintage, Roederer has produced one of the best wines of the year. Such a lovely nod to the Roederer style: elegant, unhurried, complexed, and proper. The 2007 blends 70/30 pinot noir/ chardonnay, 30 percent of which is aged in wood sans MLF. After blending and bottling, this spends four years in the cellar. Toasted hazelnuts, pear brioche, nougat, on a deeply cushioned pillow. Lemon / orange laced acidity lifts the heft, unhurriedly, to a lingering lemony finish. Quite proper, and fitting for a special occasion now, or time in the cellar for later.Tasted: 01 November 2018Tasted by: Prices:
Producer: Champagne Louis RoedererDistributors: Authentic Wine and Spirits Merchants
Blend: Pinot Noir - ChardonnayCSPC: 214098UPC: 3114080025055