A famous Champagne house and the maker of Cristal has upped its game by producing a multi-vintage wine. Really no brainer at this price. A good door gift actually...
In order to heighten the quality of the House’s multi-vintage blends, as well as to bring more transparency to the blends, Louis Roederer has embarked on a new approach with the creation of its Collection. Produced from grapes which come from, in equal amounts, the "La Rivière", "La Montagne" and "La Côte" vineyards, Collection consists of a base vintage, reserve wines aged in wood (sous bois) and wine from the "perpetual reserve", which has taken on the principles of the solera system since 2012. Each edition of the Collection is thus unique, yet each is always representative of the Roederer identity and know-how.
Collection 242, for the 242th blend. Collection 242 by Louis Roederer was produced from the 2017 vintage base vintage, to which 10% of reserve wines aged in wood (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and 34% of perpetual reserve (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) have been added.
Collection 242 by Louis Roederer is the product of a blend of 42% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir and 22% Pinot Meunier.