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Louis Roederer Collection 242

Louis RoedererCollection 242

Frankrike, Champagne, 750 ml, 12%

Druvor (pinot noir 36%, (chardonnay 42% och pinot meunier 22%) hämtas från Louis Roederers egna vingårdar i Vallée de la Marne, där jorden innehåller en större del lera samt samt från Côtes des Blancs kalkiga vingårdar. 1/3 "La Rivière" , 1/3 "La Montagne", 1/3 "La Côte" .   34% av vinet har genom···

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Nyanserad, mycket frisk, balanserad smak med inslag av rostat bröd, gula äpplen, nougat, mineral och grapefrukt.

750 ml

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James Suckling
94p 94 p "New energy and freshness."

Aromas of cooked apple, bread dough and lemon tart follow through to a full body with round, delicious fruit and a rich, flavorful finish. Yet, it remains tight and fine with lovely, compressed bubbles. New energy and freshness. Medium-to full-bodied with layers of fruit and vivid intensity. 42% chardonnay, 36% pinot noir and 22% pinot meunier. 8 grams dosage. Four years on the less. A new-format non-vintage that designates the year of the 242nd harvest, 2017, plus reserve wine of 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Drink or hold.

93p 93 p "This debut release is very impressive indeed"

Roederer´s Brut Premier was created in the 1980s to prove to consumers that we could deliver consistent quality with a blend that compensated for less than perfectly ripe vintages, explains Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon. We were blending in pursuit of maturity, of ripeness. The concept behind the Brut Collection is the opposite: we´re looking for freshness—and we are embracing singularity, something we´re emphasizing by enumerating each year´s blend. This project has been in the making since 2012, when Lecaillon set aside 21,000 liters of wine to constitute a perpetual reserve aged in large tanks without malolactic fermentation. Sourcing has evolved too: less must is coming from cooperatives, and only vineyards cultivated without the use of herbicides inform the blend. A dedicated team oversees all this, visiting every grower three times per year. And vinification is parcel by parcel to deliver a maximum of blending components. Iteration 242 is based on the 2017 vintage (56%), supplemented by 34% reserve wines from the perpetual reserve established in 2012 and 10% foudre-aged reserve wines. So much for the composition and concept of the new NV Brut Collection 242, but how does it taste? This debut release is very impressive indeed, wafting from the glass with notes of pear, peach, ripe citrus fruit, toasted almonds, fresh pastry and white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, pillowy and textural, it´s concentrated and layered, with lively acids, an enlivening pinpoint mousse and a long, sapid finish. Brut Premier was already a very persuasive wine, but the new Brut Collection nevertheless represents a step up.

92p 92 p "Incidentally, there is no Vintage, Cristal or Cristal Rosé in 2017, so all the best lots went into this bottling."

The NV Collection 242 is a new wine from Roederer that replaces the Brut Premier in the range. The Collection (which now will be numbered by harvest) is a blend of three components: a perpetual reserve done in the classic non-malo Roederer style, reserve wines in oak with a touch of malo, and a base vintage, in this case 2017. That blend results in a NV Champagne that offers lovely richness and resonance, with plenty of yellow orchard fruit and floral character. Whereas Brut Premier was typically a focused, nervy wine that, while consistently excellent, also was not always in line with the Roederer house style, the 242 tastes more like a Roederer Champagne in terms of its complexity. Incidentally, there is no Vintage, Cristal or Cristal Rosé in 2017, so all the best lots went into this bottling. Dosage is 8 grams per liter, so lower than the 9 or so that was typical for recent Brut Premier and much lower than the 12-13 that was once customary. The 242 was also bottled with a bit less sugar than the norm, which results in lower atmospheres of pressure in the bottle and silkier texture. “Brut Premier was created in the late 1970s and 1980s, when we struggled to ripen,” Chef de Caves Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon explained. “It was our way of compensating for lack of ripeness in the field and the variability of quality across vintages. Because of climate change, achieving ripeness is not an issue today. Instead, our challenge is maintaining freshness and precision. For that reason, we decided to re-think our NV and start from a place of positive rather than negative selection.”

92p 92 p "The intricacies of the Perpetual Reserve weaving their early magic"

Softly shimmering straw gold, green tints, with a delicate filigree dancing at will around the glass. The nose is gently authoritative; spring flowers garlanding stone fruit, a hint of hawthorn maybe, then lemongrass. The palate has encyclopaedic depth, the intricacies of the Perpetual Reserve weaving their early magic; almond, sloe, gingerbread and apples; the finish has a pleasing twist of bitterness, courtesy of the small percentage of oak-aged reserve wine. Maybe the dosage (8g/L) can come down even further, such is the engaging and subtle complexity harnessed elsewhere?

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Världens främste champagnekännare, Richard Juhlin, skriver i sin bok ”4000 champagnes” att han anser Louis Roederer vara: ”ett av de fyra bästa husen i Champagne” . Företaget grundades 1776, men fick sitt nuvarande namn 1827, då Louis Roederer inträdde i företaget. Första guldåldern kom när tsar Alexander II förälskade sig i vinet och såg till att hans vin levererades i genomskinliga flaskor av äkta kristall. Flaskans utseende och namn (men inte kristallen) finns alltjämt kvar i husets prestigecuvée, Cristal Brut ett av världens mest eftersökta viner.
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