From the House of Roederer. These guys have been at it since 1776, so they know a thing or two about producing some very fine bubbles. The fact that it's still family run is miraculous, given that most of the larger houses have been snatch up by a large fashion conglomerate. We appreciate that.
VIA THE PRODUCER
THE 2015 VINTAGE REPORT:
+ Bright clear hue with deep lemon-yellow and greenish tints. The fine, even bubbles form tiny threads in the glass. The nose is discreet and delicate, the most prominent notes being of orchard fruits such as apple and pear.
+ After aeration, the apple aromas take on more caramelised scents of baked apple, tarte tatin and finely roasted hazelnut. The chardonnay then develops a limestone character with mineral notes of hot stone, delicate spice, candied lemon, citrus, graphite, and even a hint of tobacco.
+ The wine is velvety on entry to the palate, with a soft, smooth texture which dominates the palate, coating it with a delicate yet concentrated mouthfeel. It then broadens to reveal a zesty yet mineral freshness. The undeniably saline end-palate is underpinned by an interminable chalky, mouth-watering acidity.
Originally founded in 1776, Champagne Louis Roederer continues as one of the very rare Champagne houses to remain firmly in the hands of the same family, since 1832. For three centuries, seven successive generations have been responsible for building a reputation for unparalleled quality and continuity. Its focus on meticulous viticulture, best demonstrated with an ongoing organic and biodynamic conversion to its vineyards — totaling 593 acres — accounts for the House’s success and enduring excellence, spanning its multi-vintage Collection to the highly prized Cristal cuvée. Remarkably, 100% of the House’s vintage dated wines are estate-produced.