Louis Roederer


Louis Roederer Vintage '12 |Vintage |2012

Louis Roederer

Louis Roederer Vintage '12

Vintage 2012

$127.99

- Great vintage for 2012. Long ageing potential

- Pinot dominant champagne

- Pair with rich-earthy dishes with mushroom, pastry or truffle.

This is just what you'd expect from a great vintage and excellent house. 

Just over two-thirds pinot noir (Verzenay) and the balance southeast-facing chardonnay from Chouilly. This has 30% of oak fermentation which has compressed the wine, lending it an air of extreme concentration. The nose is gently spicy, offering peaches and cherries as well as neat autolysis edge. The palate has a powerful, long and assertive feel, with peach and lemon pith, chalky minerals, and some grapefruit. A powerful vintage for Roederer.
96 points
JamesSuckling.com 

Technical details 70% PN, 30% CH. Ageing is 4 years on the lees and disgorged, early 2017

Dosage: 8-10 g/l

Jancis Robinson gave this a 17/20
  

This house has serious pedigree and a long history of making outstanding wines. Roederer is still family owned and run and has a significant land holding of over 230 hectares allowing them to supply 70% of their grape requirements with excellent fruit. We are impressed by Louis Roederer’s increasing commitment to exploring biodynamics both with treatment of their vast vineyard holdings plus the recent acquisition of a 15 hectare biodynamic parcel from Leclerc Briant. A relatively small 3 million bottles per annum of production are exported, largely to the USA. 


About the house

This house has serious pedigree and a long history of making outstanding wines. Roederer is still family owned and run and has a significant land holding of over 230 hectares allowing them to supply 70% of their grape requirements with excellent fruit. We are impressed by Louis Roederer’s increasing commitment to exploring biodynamics both with treatment of their vast vineyard holdings plus the recent acquisition of a 15 hectare biodynamic parcel from Leclerc Briant. A relatively small 3 million bottles per annum of production are exported, largely to the USA. 

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Descriptors & Texture


Crisp

Winemaking


Barrel-maturation

Earth


Mineral Chalky

Foods


Toasty