The upheavals of the start of the twentieth century—in particular the First World War that destroyed more than half of the Louis Roederer estate—led Léon Olry Roederer to reconstruct his vineyard. He decided to buy in grapes to ensure continuity during the period of crisis. In doing so, he created a wine of several vintages with a constant taste whatever the year of harvesting. Today this wine is Brut Premier!
- FRA - Champagne
Leading out with the rounded richness of white peach and nectarine, quickly pulling into the restrained, honed linearity of lemon zest and fine minerality on a lingering finish. A wine of excellent, balance, poise and freshness with nuances of nutmeg and mixed spice dancing through the palate. There are subtle, savoury, reductive nuances; dosage is well-gauged to match its taut citrus profile. Every bit as fresh around the world as it is in France. Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Rating 94 - Tyson Stelzer The Champagne Guide 2012 - 2013
Invariably praised, nonvintage Champagne with a high proportion of reserve wines that had been stored in big oak barrels. Four years in the bottle before disgorging only the first pressing is used. For several years, an appley, storable, and decently good non-vintage Champagne. Today, a Cristal-like Champagne with outstanding finesse. Fantastic in magnum.Richard Juhlin
Roederer's NV remains in the best-of category, with plenty of freshness, intensity, length and precision. Smells of fine lemons and apples, hints of smoky oyster shell and some delicate spice - wood-matured reserve wine working its magic. The palate has a composed shape and crisp texture, with plenty of finesse, red apple fruits and an elegant finish.Rating 93 & 2 Glasses - Nick Stock, Good Wine Guide 2011
Winery Tasting Notes
40% Pinot Noir - 40% Chardonnay - 20% Pinot Meunier
From the outset, Brut Premier affirms its personality and seduction: the texture is full and generous and, in a fairly unexpected way, integrates characteristics of maturity associated with fruitier and more refreshing notes. The wine has a fresh festive finesse…
Langoustines / Shellfish honey and brioche Liver and white fruit (peaches and mirabelles) Terrine of foie gras with almond jelly.
5% of wines are matured in oak casks with weekly batonnage - 10% of reserve wines are matured in casks – Partial malolactic fermentation. Brut Premier uses all 3 Champagne grape varieties from more than 40 different plots. The wine is an assemblage of 6 years of harvesting, a part of which comes from the Louis Roederer reserve wine collection, matured in oak casks for several years. It is matured for 3 years in the cellar and rested for 6 months after disgorgement to perfect maturity. Dosage of between 10 and 11 g/l is adapted to each vintage.