Collection 242 Louis Roederer MV
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Collection 242 is the result of years of adaptation to the changing environment. It is the bottle that embodies climate change at its core.
Brut Premier lovers, there is no reason to panic. This new cuvée will still be a blend of our favourite three grapes: 42% Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, 36% Pinot Noir from the Montagne de Reims and 22% Pinot Meunier from the Vallée de la Marne.
As mentioned prior, the major change to this cuvée is its base wine predominance, representing 56% of the blend. An additional 10% of the wine is a Roederer reserve wine, from young vines planted on chalky soil, used to make their Cristal. Aged in large oak foudres, the signature of the house, this reserve wine will ensure the spirit of Roederer still resides in this new cuvée throughout the years. This reserve wine includes the 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages.
Combining previous vintages (stored reductively, without any malolactic fermentation) in a stainless steel tank, this method ensures consistency over the years, and gives freshness and nuance to the wine. More of a grower approach, the perpetual blend is not commonly associated with the Grandes Marques, but again, Louis Roederer stands out from its peers. In Collection 242, you will find a 2017 base wine with perpetuelle reserve wines from 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Collection 242 is aged for three to three years and a half on lees. Last edit: the dosage dropped to 8g/L.
|World Style||Old World|
|Grape(s)||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier|
|Alcohol by volume (ABV)||12.0%|
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