Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs 2014 Cl 75
Harvest marked by a three-times weather pattern with strong and sharp contrasts. After a wonderful, dry spring culminating in a scorching June, a cool, rainy summer followed; September was hot, sunny and very dry. The “key to the harvest” is found in the soils and the work of the winemakers: chalk is a winner because it is more draining; in the hills, it has allowed excess summer water to be disposed of and the vigor to be contained. Work in the plots, with increasingly virtuous practices, allows the grapes to achieve balance and full maturity.
23% of wines aged in wood
NO MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION
Characteristics of Cru:
Made exclusively from Côte des Blancs grapes.
Founded in Reims in 1776, the House of Louis Roederer has remained strictly family-owned over the years: in fact, it still belongs to the descendants of Louis Roederer today.
The House boasts an estate of more than 243 hectares of vines, which are ranked between 95 percent and 100 percent on the cru quality scale and guarantee almost all grape requirements.
This fact, in addition to explaining the well-deserved appellation of “Champagne de propriétaire,” allows the company to maintain, as a constant goal, the search for the best quality result.
Bright gold in color with green highlights, a soft, regular and slow perlage rises in the glass. There are pure, delicate and airy scents with nuances of delicate flowers (honeysuckle, jasmine), ripe citrus (cedar). With aeration, notes of iodine appear accompanied by warmer, sweeter notes of pastry. The palate is dense, finely spicy and invigorating. The attack is fresh and energetic thanks to citrus (orange), dried fruit and Madagascar vanilla. The bubble gently dissolves and gives way to a chalky freshness, revealing a finish that at first glance is light and dusty, but surprises with a real final acceleration with fine tannins and spicy tones.