Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs Vintage 2013
From the Maker:
This Blanc de Blancs consists of 100% Chardonnay, which gives the champagne freshness, elegance and minerality. Chardonnay is the only essential white grape variety permitted in Champagne. 15-20% wines matured in oak barrels with weekly batonnage. No malolactic fermentation. The Cuvée Blancs de Blancs is drawn at low pressure in order to obtain a rounder, full-bodied peariness. It matures for an average of 5 years in the wine cellar and is given a six-month rest period after the dégorgement to give its maturity the final touch. The dosage is adjusted for each vintage and is 8-10 g / l.
About the Maker:
In 1845, Louis Roederer acquired 15 hectares in the Grand Cru vineyards of Verzenay. The idea—which was quite unusual at a time when grapes had little value—was to become a wine grower in order to master the entire process of creating his vintage wines. Ever since, every Louis Roederer vintage originates exclusively from our own vines, which is rare indeed in the Champagne region. The quest for a diversity of terroirs, crus, parcels, and grape varieties in the vineyards (or climats to use the Burgundian expression) was rapidly integrated by the House of Louis Roederer. A groundbreaking strategy was implemented, which involved buying specific parcels selected for their capacity to produce distinctive wines. This strategy is still a core component of the House’s continuing development.
|Dosage:||8.0 g / L|