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Roederer Champagne Brut Premier NV

Roederer Champagne Brut Premier NV

92 Points Wine Enthusiast
Roederer Champagne Brut Premier NV
92 Points Wine Enthusiast

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Perhaps the finest NV in the world, the Roederer Brut Premier is all class. A perfect balance and crystalline poise is achieved by the use of top quality fruit, some aged in oak to add a perfectly callibrated counterweight of nutty and oxidative complexity to this otherwise fine and fresh, effortless style. Touted as better than many other houses vintage wines, the Roederer NV is the definition of refinement in Champagne.

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Elsewhere up to $82.99 Save $16 $66.99 in mixed 6+ or $74.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Around 40% Pinot noir, 40% Chardonnay, and 20% Pinot Meunier

Its Origins

Louis Roederer, a wonderful family-owned Champagne house founded in 1776, has a tremendous reputation for quality.The Louis Roederer House has remained an independent, family-owned company and is now managed by Frédéric Rouzaud, who represents the seventh generation of the lineage. 80% of the firm's needs are supplied by their own, magnificent, 444 acres of vineyard holdings. Louis Roederer's Pinot Noir based non-vintage Brut Premier is powerful and richly-honeyed and is far superior to most other producers` vintage Champagnes. In 1876 Louis Roederer created the now famous Cristal, at the request of Alexander II. This once intensely sweet wine is now one of the most luscious, deeply flavoured champagnes available, with the '88, '89 and '90 among the greatest Cristals ever released.

What The Critics Say

92/100 Wine Enthusiast

"The famous nonvintage from Louis Roederer has evolved and become just that little bit drier. This bottling emphasizes white fruits and crisp acidity as well as mineral texture. It is a complete wine, all the elements there."

90/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Stephan Reinhardt

"Roederer's NV Brut Premier is a classic and blends about 40% Pinot Noir (from Bouzy and Ambonnay), with 20-25% Meunier (whose share is declining in this blend) and Chardonnay. Two-thirds of the grapes come from estate vineyards, one-third is purchased. (Mind you that all the other Roederer cuvées are sourced exclusively form their own vineyards!). Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon holds 160 vats of reserve wines that are stored blank, so without lees, which otherwise would dominate the taste, says Lécaillon. "I don't like the reductive yeast flavors. Instead I am searching for a slightly oxidative and oaky style in my reserve wine." Lécaillon's youngest Premier did not undergo malolactic fermentation. The wine opens very bright, precise and refined, with toasty and white chocolate flavors. Absolutely delicate and elegant on the palate, this is a light, silky textured and remarkably finesse-full Champagne that is fresh on the palate, thanks to its structure and slightly oaky flavors. Excellent."

17/20 Jancis Robinson MW

"Nutty nose. Some great savour. Bone dry and serious."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Champagne

  • Colour

    Sparkling

  • Region

    Champagne

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    12.00%

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with SEAFOOD
with SHELLFISH

Taste

2

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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