Louis Roederer is one of our favourite Champagne houses alongside Bollinger and Pol Roger.
The subtle bouquet, on the first nose, opens out gradually to reveal spring-like notes of fresh citrus fruit combined with warm, almost smoky, mineral aromas, followed by notes of lightly toasted almonds.
The wine is energetic and with talc-like chalkiness initially, gently coating the palate. Good fruit intensity, medium bodied and nice mouthfeel. The finish is medium +.
The cuvée Vintage 2012 was bottle-aged for 4 years before being left to rest for a further 6 months after disgorging in order to attain perfect maturity. The dosage is 9 g/l.
Blend: 70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay