Founded in 1776 in Reims, Louis Roederer is a Champagne House that has managed to remain family-owned and independent. After more than 200 years of existence, the Louis Roederer House is still owned by the same family. Now led by Frédéric Rouzaud, who represents the seventh generation of the family's lineage, Louis Roederer boasts and embodies the excellence of Champagne around the world, through cuvées crafted like works of art.
With nearly 241 hectares of vines, the Louis Roederer House derives its strength from its extraordinary vineyard, made up solely of Grands and Premiers Crus in the Marne Valley, the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. A veritable mosaic of terroirs, the Maison Louis Roederer vineyard is divided into 410 plots, reflecting the great diversity of the Champagne region's soils.
Louis Roederer's Vintage Cuvée sublimates the personality of the great Pinot Noir terroirs of the Montagne de Reims, Verzy and Chouilly. This exceptional vintage champagne is renowned for its finesse, purity, precision and harmony.
2014 was marked by three periods of strong climatic shifts. A hot, dry spring gave way to a cool, rainy summer, followed by a hot, sunny and very dry month of September. The chalky soils, which drain well in the middle and bottom of the slope, evacuated the excess water and regulated the development of the vines. This singularity of the terroir is combined with the viticultural practices of the house, which advocate the balance of the grapes and the search for optimal maturity.
Vinification and ageing
25% of the vinification is carried out in the cellar. 20% malolactic fermentation. The dosage is 8 g/litre.
Louis Roederer’s Vintage 2014 comprises a blend of 71% Pinot Noir and 29% Chardonnay.
The colour is a beautiful yellow with subtle amber highlights. The effervescence is lively and regular.
Suave and intense, the nose blends yellow (peach) and red (redcurrant) fruit fragrances with spicy, smoky notes and cocoa beans. The bouquet is generous and gourmet.
Ample and fruity, the mouth exudes intense flavours of concentrated and ripe red fruits. The fine effervescence offers a deliciously velvety feel throughout the tasting. The palate inscreasingly gains in complexity through lively and refreshing chalky notes along with smoky aromas conferred by the soil of Verzy.