Included in the blend is 10% of reserve wines, which give Brut Premier its extra dimension. Reserve wines are made up of the best wines from at least 3 former vintages, which are set aside to age in large oak casks (originating in the forests of Chateauroux in central France) in the Reserve Wine Cellar.
'Green harvest' in July to reduce the amount of grapes and thus improve quality. Harvest by hand, usually mid September. Roederer are unusual amongst the great houses of Champagne in having a considerable commitment to organic and biodynamic viticulture, around 22% of their holdings: 40 ha in biodynamic and 15 in organic.
When Louis Roederer inherited the Champagne House in 1833 he took a visionary approach to enriching his vines, aiming to master every stage of the wine's creation. He forged the wine's unique style, character, and taste. Louis Roederer acquired some of Champagne's grand cru vineyards as he believed all great wine depends on the quality of the soil and a passion for tradition. The Louis Roederer House remains an independent, family-owned company and is now managed by the seventh generation of the lineage. The House of Louis Roederer's annual exports total three millionbottles around the world.
Roederer own 200 hectares (500 acres) from the three main finest villages, such as Ay, Verzenay, Vervy, Avize and Cramant where the plots rank between 95% and 100% on the official classification scale for the 'crus'. The Champagne House source two thirds of their grape needs from their own vineyards.
Full and generous on the palate, a complex wine that is both powerful and modern, a classic.
The freshness, finesse, and brightness of Brut Premier make it the perfect wine for festive occasions. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.