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Louis Roederer Brut Millesième 2008

The Experience

Drink When...
Keeping on running
Listen To...
The theme tune to The Good Life
Think About...
Drink With...
Razor clams with saffron mayonniase

The Oddbins Take

There aren't many Champagne Houses that can follow their roots back over two centuries and still be the proud owners of their family business.

There also aren't many Houses that grow all of their own fruit, monitoring quality from grape to glass, so it's no surprise that these most attendant of vintners are the same people who make the universally renowned Cristal.

Louis Roederer’s hand-crafted 2008 vintage is the culmination of a 200 year quest for perfection and has a robust richness, racy acidity and complex flavours of candied fruit, toast brioche and crème brûlée. My, oh my, is all we can say.

The Vital Statistics

AOC Champagne
Can Be Drunk Now - Will Evolve Over the Next 6 Years
Bottle Size
Regular - 750ml
Residual Sugar
8 g/l
Alcohol Units

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The Style

Pinot Noir (70%), Chardonnay (30%)
Light Full bodied
Dry Sweet

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Established in 1776, Louis Roederer is one of the few completely independent, family owned, great Champagne houses still in exsistence. Today the estate is under the hand of Louis Rouzard, who represents the 7th generation of family of lineage, following in the footsteps of his predecessors he still exercises the same undying commitment, patience and faith that has been the foundation for the labels generations of success.

Quite rare in the Champagne region, Louis Roederer Vintage wines are produced from entirely from their own vines, comprising of 240 hectares of Grand and Premiere Crus. The house operates on a plot-by-plot apporach to vine cultivation, continuously diversifiying with terroirs, parcels of land and grape varieties in the vineyards. This hands on approach has been a key strategy in the houses's ability to produce rich and distinct wines from exceptionally mature grapes.

Jean Baptise Lecaillon is the chief wine maker who began working under the legendary Jean-Claude Rouzaud, a direct descendent of Louis Roederer and former CEO. Grapes from each unique parcel on land are pressed and fermented onsite in over 450 seperate stainless steel tanks and then carefully analyzed before being mixed to create the house perfect blend.

Composed of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay, 30% of the blend is matured in oak tuns without malolactic fermentation. The Brut Vintage is aged, for approximately 4 years in Louis Roederer’s cellars and left for 6 months after dégorgement to attain perfect maturity. The 2007 vintage gives a dense, rich palate of candied fruit, toast, caramel and a hint of white chocolate.

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