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    Louis Roederer Collection 242

    When he inherited the Champagne House in 1833, the aesthete and entrepreneur Louis Roederer took a visionary approach to enriching his vines, aiming to master every stage of the wine’s creation. He forged the wine’s unique style, character, and taste. In the mid-nineteenth century, Louis Roederer acquired some of Champagne’s grand cru vineyards—an approach that contrasted sharply with contemporary practices..

    While other Houses bought their grapes, Louis Roederer nurtured his vineyards, familiarized himself with the specific characteristics of each parcel, and methodically acquired the finest land. Louis Roederer’s guiding principle was that all great wine depends on the quality of the soil, a passion for tradition, and an astute vision of the future; the fame and reputation of the House of Louis Roederer was firmly established. His heir, Louis Roederer II was equally enlightened and adopted his father’s conscientious approach to the production of champagne, patrimonial estate management, and instinctive audacity.

    We are pleased to offer Roederer’s fantastic new flagship Cuvee  - Collection 242.

    Collection 242 is a multi vintage ‘collection’ based around the 2017 vintage with a 34% Of the cuvee being comprised of a ‘perpetual reserve’ which is comprised of the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages. Aside from this to add complexity a further 10 %  of the reserve wines were aged in oak from vintages 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

    The blend is comprised of 52% Chardonnay, 36 % Pinot Noir and 22% Pinot Meunier with 1/3 each coming from the "La Rivière", "La Montagne" and "La Côte" vineyards.
    Louis Roederer Collection 242 – GBP 215 per 6x75cl IB
    Louis Roederer Collection 242 – GBP 225 per 3x150cl IB
    Louis Roederer Collection 242 – GBP 225 per 12 x 37.5cl IB

    The Collection 242 blend is dominated by Chardonnay which was of exceptional quality in the 2017 vintage. The perfectly ripe Chardonnay grapes lend the wine its aromas of ripe, sweet fruit complemented by subtle oaky notes. The palate is rich and ripe with a luxurious texture that coats the palate, the signature of an outstanding Chardonnay. The Pinot noir and Meunier grapes from the Vallée de la Marne complete the wine’s broad, luscious, smooth and juicy character. The finish is energetic and fresh.

    Subject to final confirmation and remaining unsold