2012 Louis Roederer Vintage Champagne - 6 Pack (75cl)

F105603121

 

Epic 6 Pack Price. Down from £65.99/btl- just £57.50/btl

2012 was one of the most challenging and complicated years ever experienced in Champagne. Yet difficult conditions often lead to great things… The low yields, due to the vagaries of weather, combined with continental conditions towards the end of the season, gave us unusual levels of maturity, resulting in rich, full-bodied and structured wines worthy of the greatest vintages in Champagne.

17/20 Jancis Robinson MW
70% Pinot Noir, 30% Chardonnay. 16% malo and 8% oak fermentation. Disgorged in early 2017. Picked very ripe at 11.3-11.5% potential alcohol, and deliberately reductive.
Smoky nose and then quite rich and dense. Masses of hedonistic pleasure.

Founded in 1776, and property of the same family since 1819, Champagne Louis Roederer is today one of the last major champagne houses to be an independent family affair. The annual production of its wines (Brut Premier, Carte Blanche, Brut Vintage, Rosé Vintage, Blanc de Blancs, Cristal, Cristal Rosé) represents just over three million bottles, distributed to 100 countries worldwide.

Champagne Louis Roederer owns just over 240 hectares of vineyard located in the Montagne de Reims, Vallée de la Marne and Côte des Blancs. Each vineyard is situated in the finest site, of which 90% are Grand Cru and Premier Cru classified. Champagne Louis Roederer uses 100% of its own grapes for vintage styles, and 60% for the Brut Premier blend. Such a high proportion of estate-grown grapes is unusual in champagne, ensuring superior quality at all stages from grape to glass.

 

 

Stock Arriving Mid-June





Related Items