Louis Roederer
Collection 243 2018, 75cl

approx. £58.10



 Serve at 6º-10º



O Produtor, tasting note published in August 8th 2019

Bright and golden color with shimmering highlights. Fine and lively effervescence with enduring threads of bubbles. The bouquet is open, rich, but also wonderfully fresh. It offers an explosion of ripe and delicate fruits with intense notes of yellow fruits (Mirabelle plum) from the Pinot Noir complemented by sweet citrus fruits (lemon meringue pie) and delicate notes of white flowers (jasmine) from the Chardonnay. The nose opens up to reveal autolytic characters and evolves towards smoky, toasty, and freshly baked pastry notes. The palate is deep and dense, with a large and well-structured backbone. The texture is simply fascinating, with the fleshy sensation of Pinot Noir coating the palate before giving way to an incredible saline freshness with a pleasant hint of bitterness. This wine combines the strength, intensity, and power of delightfully ripe Pinot Noirs, balanced perfectly by the chalky freshness and density of Chardonnay, which forms the majority of the blend.

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Louis Roederer

The Collection expresses all its warmth and generosity thanks to the perfect ripening of the fruit harvested in 2018; however, it is the freshness, energy, and complexity of the “Reserva Perpétua” created in 2012, along with the texture imparted by oak aging, that broadens and lengthens the body of the wines, resulting in its unparalleled elegance and persistence.

2018 was a hot, continental, and truly unique year. Summer set new records in terms of heat, drought, and sunshine. Pinot Noirs displayed a luxurious texture, while Chardonnays presented themselves dense and saline, harvested at perfect ripeness. Pinot Meuniers were intensely fruity. Harvest began on August 27th and ended on September 8th.

Allergens information

Contains sulphites.

SKU: 106135-1

Louis Roederer

Founded in 1776, the maison Louis Roederer is arguably a serious case of longevity and excellence. In 1833, it was inherited by Louis Roederer, who in addition to giving her his name, donated all his will making this house an exception among the great brands of Champagne. With an enterprising and visionary spirit, Louis Roederer took care personally of the cultivation of the grapes, since he knew that a great wine depends, above all, on the quality of the raw material. So it took a controversial attitude at the time: to buy own vineyards in Grand Cru areas of Champagne, distinguishing itself forever in a region where 90% of the vineyards belong to small farmers who sell their production to the big brands. Currently the maison Louis Roederer has 240 hectares of vineyards distributed in 410 plots in Grands zones and Crus Premiers. They are in three classic districts of Champagne: Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs and Vallee de la Marne. This allows 70% of Louis Roederer’s wines to be made with their own grapes from strict quality criteria.