Champagne Louis Roederer represents a Champagne house founded in 1776 and owned by the same family since 1819. This is one of the last remaining independent Champagne houses. Its production of Champagne wines (Brut Premier, Brut Vintage, Brut, Blanc de Blancs, Crystal) consist of nearly 3 million bottles per year, distributed in 80 countries .
The 214 hectares of Roederer vineyards are divided in the three main growing areas of Champagne: Montagne de Reims , Vallée de la Marne , Côte des Blancs . The vineyard covers two thirds of the needs of grapes of the House, due to which it may be said that the Champagne Louis Roederer is the "owner of Champagne." This gives Louis Roederer greater control over his production.
The same as other Champagne, Louis Roederer assembles wines from different soils. These wines are not all used immediately. Some of them are set aside in casks of oak, so that eventually they would be either used in the assembly of the Brut Premier, to maintain the Roederer style or used in the production of "liqueur d'expédition".
The non-vintage Brut Premier Champagne combines at least four wines from different vineyards, its wine being made from Chardonnay (30%), Pinot Noir (50%) and Pinot Meunier (20%). The addition of reserve wines (approximately 10%), matured in oak casks for several years, gives it the complexity and roundness characteristic of Louis Roederer champagnes.
In 1833, Louis Roederer inherited the Champagne house of his uncle. He decided to give it his name and to expand its reputation abroad. Its efforts focused on several countries, including Russia. The Tsar himself was an avid fan of Mr. Roederer champagne, and had asked that each year the best wines would be reserved for him.
In 2010, its turnover was € 118,981,000 and a net profit of € 33,772,900.
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