- The new signature blend of Champagne Louis Roederer
- Fresh, rich and elegant brut
- 42% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir and 22% Pinot Meunier
Collection 242 is a 100% biodynamic brut champagne, made with 56% of 2017 base wine. It is the 242nd blend of the house since its establishment in 1776.
Louis Roederer is blurring the lines between vintage and non-vintage champagne as each year, the house will release their brut champagne with a new name and a different base wine. Following Collection 242 and its 2017 base wine will be Collection 243 with a 2018 base wine.
By adding 34% of perpetuelle reserve and 10% of Roederer reserve wine aged in oak, the house is able to maintain freshness that is reminiscent of the vintage Blanc de blancs. The wine displays vividly fresh fruit and is highly expressive on the nose. There is a defined minerality showing the Côte des Blancs and Montagne de Reims terroirs combined with white florals, citrus zest and a distinct chalkiness.The palate is both generous and bracing, with Chardonnay taking the lead in profile. We love the interplay between ripe lemon, Williams pear and red apple, amidst that chalky-toasty backdrop of reserve wines. The flavours persist long after the first sip. Quality speaks for itself.