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Louis Roederer Collection 243 NV

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    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.

    Collection 243 NV is based from the 2018 vintage. The year was a warm, continental and truly unique vintage. Summer set many new records in terms of heat, drought and sunshine levels. The Pinot noirs displayed a luxurious texture whilst the Chardonnays were dense and saline where harvested at perfect ripeness and the Meuniers were intensely fruity. The harvests began on 27 August and ended on 8 September.

    This 243nd Blend includes:
    - Perpetual Reserve - 31% (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017)
    - Reserve Wines Aged in Oak - 10% (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017)
    - 2018 Vintage - 59%

    Bright, golden hue with shimmering highlights. Fine, lively mousse with lingering threads of bubbles. The bouquet is open and rich yet also wonderfully fresh. It offers an explosion of ripe, delicate fruit with intense notes of yellow fruit (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, roasted notes and freshly baked pastries. The palate is deep and dense with a big, well-structured backbone. The texture is simply mesmerising with its fleshy mouthfeel from the Pinot noir that coats 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 the delectably ripe Pinot noirs which are balanced to perfection by the chalky freshness and density from the Chardonnay which forms the majority of the blend.

    The Finer Details
    Style - Champagne
    Varietal - 42% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot noir, 18% Meunier.
    Country - France
    Region - Champagne
    Vintage - Non-Vintage
    Bottle Size - 750ml
    ABV - 12%
    Closure - Cork