Louis Roederer Champagne Brut MV Collection 242 750ml with Gift Box [ Champagne ]
- The freshness, finesse, and brightness of Brut Premier make it the perfect wine for festive occasions. Its structured texture, richness, and length are distinctly winey. It is a full, complex wine that is both rich and powerful, whilst remaining a great classic.
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A marriage of the work of Man and the gift of Nature, the Collection cuvée brings us the very essence of the Louis Roederer House’s savoir-faire. This champagne is a blend of vintages based on the 2017 harvest, shaped by Nature and honed by Man. Thanks to its precious oak-aged reserve wines, it acquires a complex personality that reveals itself over time.
The NV Collection 242 is a new wine from Roederer that replaces the Brut Premier in the range.
The Collection (which now will be numbered by harvest) is a blend of three components: a perpetual reserve done in the classic non-malo Roederer style, reserve wines in oak with a touch of malo, and a base vintage, in this case 2017. That blend results in a NV Champagne that offers lovely richness and resonance, with plenty of yellow orchard fruit and floral character. Whereas Brut Premier was typically a focused, nervy wine that, while consistently excellent, also was not always in line with the Roederer house style, the 242 tastes more like a Roederer Champagne in terms of its complexity. Incidentally, there is no Vintage, Cristal or Cristal Rosé in 2017, so all the best lots went into this bottling. Dosage is 8 grams per liter, so lower than the 9 or so that was typical for recent Brut Premier and much lower than the 12-13 that was once customary. The 242 was also bottled with a bit less sugar than the norm, which results in lower atmospheres of pressure in the bottle and silkier texture.