Louis Roederer Collection 241 NV 3L
Today Louis Roederer remains one of the very few remaining family owned Houses in Champagne with 7th generation Frederic Rouzaud at the helm. Each Collection is a change of gear, a new chapter in the Champagne House 'world of taste. Always unique, yet always decidedly Roederer!
Driven by a new ambition and freedom, with the creation of Collection, Louis Roederer are writing the next chapter of their story. The times we live in; climate change and the importance of practising a sustainable viticulture that respects the living environment in order to fully express the qualities of the terroir, these are all factors that must be taken into account.
2016, the base wine for Collection 241, was characterised by particularly varied weather conditions which proved good for the quality of the grapes. After what was a cold, wet spring, summer got off to a late start and was warm and dry with a heatwave in late August. The weather was dry and sunny for the harvest which resulted in excellent ripeness in the grapes. These dry, sunny conditions were ideal for the Pinot noir grapes and gave them their intense fruity character and silky texture. Not to be outdone, the Chardonnays gave us a more classic, well-honed and saline character.
The Collection 241 blend is based on the intensity of the Pinot noir grapes from the Montagne de Reims which were particularly outstanding in 2016 with their bouquet of tangy, yellow fruit combined with lightly toasted, saline notes. The palate is round and juicy with a chalky, mineral and saline freshness and a very distinctive structure. The overall impression is of a linear, elegant and fresh wine.
The Finer Details
Style - Champagne
Varietal - 40% Chardonnay 42% Pinot noir 18% Meunier
Region - Champagne
Country - France
Vintage - Non-Vintage
Size - 3L Methuselah
ABV - 12%
Closure - Cork