2010 Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs
2010 Louis Roederer Champagne Brut Blanc de Blancs; Champagne, France
94 points James Suckling; “Reminiscent of a great Puligny with bubbles! A selection of four early ripening parcels from Avize. Very expressive flesh and weight, followed by an assertive core of deep set fruit. Toasty hazelnuts and autolysis warmth across lemon, grapefruit and nectarine. The palate has a smooth, playfully tart yet ripe feel. A very seductive, caressing finish. Drink now.” (10/2017)
Using Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs Grands Crus for the Blanc de Blancs, Champagne Louis Roederer uses 100% of its own grapes for vintage styles. Complete self-sufficiency of estate-grown grapes is extremely unusual in Champagne, ensuring superior quality at all stages from grape to glass.
Champagne is the name of the world’s most famous sparkling wine, the appellation under which it is sold, and the French wine region it comes from. The term was widely used to refer to sparkling wines from all over the world. This has been a point of much controversy and legal wrangling in recent decades – Champagne is a legally controlled and restricted name.
Louis Roederer was founded in 1776 in Reims, France and is one of the rare family owned companies, which is still managed by the Roederer family. In 1833, Louis Roederer inherited the company from his uncle and renamed the company under his namesake. Under his leadership, the company rapidly grew while remaining true to their philosophy of uncompromising quality. Today, the company is under the helm of Jean-Claude Rouzaud and his son Frédéric who continue to place quality before quantity.