Louis Roederer Collection 242

BREAKING NEWS... Louis Roederer Collection 242 NV Champagne has just been announced “World Champion Non-Vintage Champagne” at the 2021 “World Champagne & Sparkling Championships” in London.

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Further Information

Brand Champagne Louis Roederer
Region Champagne
Varietal Chard Pinot Noir Pinot Meunier
Size 750ml
Alcohol % 13.5%
Country France

Description

BREAKING NEWS... Louis Roederer Collection 242 NV has just been crowned... “World Champion Non-Vintage Brut” at the 2021 “Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships” in London... the ultimate arena for Champagne judging. This award should be unsurprising as Louis Roederer have redefined Non-Vintage Champagne quality with this delectable 242. What’s different about 242 and sets it apart from other NV French Champagne? Most NV Champagne consist of a majority of one vintage topped up with reserve holdings of older cuvees... the best examples having circa 10-20% of reserve wines. These aged cuvees significantly influence the complexity of flavour and the texture. Louis Roederer have upped the bar big time with Collection 242... a blend of 42% Chardonnay, 36% Pinot Noir and 22% Meunier. Just 56% of the cuvée is from the current vintage of the time... in this case it was 2017. This is where it gets serious... 10% reserve wines aged in oak (including 2009, 11, 13, 14, 15 and 16) are added. Then the House adds an extraordinary 36% of a multi-vintage Réserve perpetuelle cuvée containing equal parts 2012, 13, 14, 15 and 16 vintages. The effects on taste, texture, finesse and length are palpable. The number of 242 refers to the fact that the youngest vintage in the blend, that of 2017 is the 242nd vintage at this most prestigious of Champagne Houses. Serious history, right there. Enjoy 242 while young and fresh... it will immediately grab your attention and put a smile on your face.
Smells
A finely interwoven bouquet of green fruit and citrus - the complexity and depth of the aged reserve and perpetual cuvées adds threads of honey, beeswax, and freshly toasted sourdough.

Tastes
Superb balance... the dosage is slightly lower than in previous years, 8g/l allowing the fruit flavours to shine with a lip-smacking texture that is exciting and completely satisfying. Flavours of green apples, lemon peel, hints of raspberries with a dark berry fruit twist... interwoven with subtle brioche, nut and honeyed lees complexities. Seriously expressive Champagne with a lingering freshness that is simply irresistible. Serve with fresh oysters, or fish... or just simply indulge yourself.

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