Louis Roederer Collection 243 Brut

The Louis Roederer Collection 243 is a fabulous sparkling that shows what quality can be achieved despite constraints created by change.

Louis Roederer always seeks to preserve quality and style through their blends, the collection 243 is made up of 42% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 18% Pinot Meunier. Created from the Perpetual Reserve and the oak-aged reserve wines, complemented by the finest successes of the 2018 harvest.

The Champagne is bright and golden in hue with shimmering highlights. Fine, lively mousse with lingering threads of bubbles. The bouquet is open and rich yet also wonderfully fresh.

It offers an explosion of ripe, delicate fruit with intense notes of yellow fruit from the Pinot Noir complemented by sweet citrus fruits and delicate notes of white flowers from the Chardonnay. The nose opens up to reveal autolytic characters and evolves towards smoky, roasted notes and freshly baked pastries.

The palate is deep and dense with a big, well-structured backbone.

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£49.99

Style

  • 4/5

    Acidity

  • 1/5

    Tannin

  • 1/5

    Sweetness

  • Low

    Alcohol

  • Light

    Body

Aromas

  • Apple

  • Brioche/ Pastry

  • Lemon

  • Toast

  • Floral

Details

More Information
Wine TypeChampagne
ClosureNatural Cork
Alc. Vol12.5
RegionChampagne
CountryFrance
Grape VarietalChardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir

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France

France

France – the home of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne – is arguably the world's most important wine-producing country. For centuries, it has produced wine in greater quantity – and many would say quality – than any other nation, and its attraction is not just volume or prestige, but also the variety of styles available. 

The diversity of French wine is due, in part, to the country's wide range of climates. Champagne, its most northerly region, has one of the coolest climates, whereas Bordeaux has a maritime climate, heavily influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and the various rivers that wind their way between vineyards. Both in stark contrast to the southern regions of Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon, which enjoy a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot summers and mild winters.

Terroir is also key. From the granite hills of Beaujolais to the famous chalky slopes of Chablis and the gravels of the Médoc, the sites and soils on which France's vineyards have been developed are considered of vital importance and are at the heart of the concept of terroir.

Champagne

Champagne

Hailing from northern France, Champagne is the most iconic sparkling wine in the world. Producing both white and rosé wines, Champagne is typically a blend of three varieties – Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

To achieve a consistent house-style, many Champagnes are a blend of base wines from several vintages, referred to as non-vintage. These have been aged for a minimum of 15 months before release and are typically dry with high acidity, notes of apple and light toast/brioche flavours.

Vintage Champagnes are made in exceptional years, and these are aged for a minimum of 36 months. These wines typically have pronounced apple, citrus and biscuit flavours. Special Cuvée Champagnes often are aged for much longer, developing complex, nutty, honeyed notes.