Marks and reviews
Founded in 1776 in Reims, the Louis Roederer Champagne House has remained family-owned and independent. After over 200 years of existence, Louis Roederer is still in the hands of the same family. Today, headed by Frédéric Rouzaud, who represents the seventh generation of the family line, Louis Roederer embodies the excellence of Champagne wines throughout the world thanks to vintages that are made like works of art.
With nearly 241 hectares of vines, the Louis Roederer House gains its strength from its extraordinary vineyard, made up entirely of Grands and Premiers Crus in the Marne Valley, the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. A real patchwork of terroirs, the Louis Roederer House's vineyards are divided into 410 plots that reflect all the diversity of the soils of the Champagne region.
A particularly long winter preceded a timid spring, resulting in a very late cycle, as shown by the full flowering recorded only at the beginning of July. The very good summer conditions, with a lot of sunshine and little rainfall, favoured the good maturity of the grapes. The harvested grapes produced fresh and elegant wines.
The vinification & ageing
The vinification is carried out in oak for 33%. No malolactic fermentation. The dosage for this cuvée is 8 g/litre.
This Blanc de Blancs 2013 by Louis Roederer is a 100% Chardonnay.
Brilliant, the colour is an intense yellow with green highlights. The effervescence is fine and regular.
The aromas harmoniously blend fragrances of pollen, spring flowers (honeysuckle, lily of the valley) and lemon tree with notes of concentrated and candied citrus fruit. Airing brings out the characteristics of Avize Chardonnay, through toasted notes, the scent of candied almonds, cereals and wheat.
Round and fruity, the palate seduces with a mineral freshness from its chalky terroir as well as a delicate and silky texture.