After the upheavals of the early 1900s, particularly the First World War that destroyed more than half of the Louis Roederer estate, Léon Olry Roederer reconstructed the vineyards. He decided to buy grapes to ensure the continuity of the House during this difficult period and, at the same time, created a multi-vintage wine that would have a consistent flavour, whatever the harvest year. It is now called Brut Premier.
Colour: Medium gold in color with big hi-flux bubbles which turn quickly to low flux small bubbles.
Aroma: An exhilarating mix of citrus blossoms, orange zest, red apple and river rocks, on a base of oven-fresh bread & salty caramel.
Palate: Striking a perfect balance between youthfulness and maturity, seduction and character, freshness and vinosity, Brut Premier is a champagne that is harmonious and structured, elegant and lively, with a unique exuberance. It’s 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.
Grape Varieties: 40% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Meunier
Aging: Brut Premier comprises wine matured in oak tuns produced from three Champagne grape varieties that originate from various crus selected by Louis Roederer.
History of Louis Roederer
The Louis Roederer champagne house in Reims, France has been creating wines for over two centuries. Till today is is one of a few independent and family-run maisons de champagne. The crafting of a fine champagne requires a slow rhythm, patience and restraint. Time is the ultimate luxury. The time to reflect, mature and question. The time to patiently blend components, the time to go back and start again, to choose a better path, the time to share experience and work together towards the creation of outstanding champagnes from unique terroirs, worked with respect, passion and humility.
“We are not artists. At Maison Louis Roederer, the great artist is Nature and each year we are the interpreters of what she wants to give us. Our job is to take part in this choreography between Man and Nature in order to reveal the great Champagne terroirs.” — Frédéric Rouzaud, CEO