Louis Roederer, Collection 242 Brut
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Louis Roederer, Collection 242 Brut - NV

Item # 45527 750mL
$59.97/ Single Bottle
$359.82 $341.83/ Case of 6
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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

A celebration of the house's 242nd harvest, this is a blend of wines from Vallée de la Marne, Montagne de Reims, and Côte des Blancs in equal proportions. Based on the 201 vintage, and supplemented by the Perpetual Reserve, and a small portion oak-aged reserve from young Cristal vines.


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Staff Pick Notes

The house of Louis Roederer certainly needs no introduction, with its founding dating all the way back to 1776. Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Chef de Cave, decided, with continually warmer vintages in Champagne, to change the composition and intention of the blend, fighting for freshness instead of ripeness. The Collection Series, starting with 242 (the number of blends since the house was founded), sees blends of oak aged reserve wines dating from 2009 to 2016, with a heavy portion of Chardonnay from 2017 as well. Focusing on renting parcels versus buying grapes allowed for further emphasis on the terroir versus the vintage. Flavors of golden delicious apple, lemon zest, spearmint, and saline with an incredibly mineral concentration and plush yet racy acidity and texture. This feels youthful yet honed in.

- JOS

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