Louis Roederer Brut Nature 2012 Deluxe 12% 750ml Gift Boxed
Sustainability is a big focus in Champagne and Louis Roederer is leading the way. A unique house in that they have significant vineyard holdings, half of which will be officially certified organic in March 2021. This attention to the land and the quality of their fruit is evident across the range but perhaps heightened in this, their vintage zero dosage Champagne. This cuvée is a collaboration with famed designer Philippe Starck. Starck not only designed the label but was an integral part of designing the style – a modern, mineral, sulphite-free Champagne.
Louis Roederer today remains one of the very few remaining family owned Houses in Champagne with 7th generation Frederic Rouzaud at the helm. From the 100 hectares acquired in 1850 by Louis Roederer, the Domaine today extends over 240 hectares averaging 98% on the official Echelle classification. All vineyard acquisitions follow Louis Roederer’s strict 70% policy – that is ownership of at least 70% of the total production. All Louis Roederer Cuvees are Estate grown with the exception of Brut Premier which is 60% estate fruit and 40% fruit sourced from long-term contracted growers.
Louis Roederer farm 65 Ha of their Domaine vineyards under a biodynamic and organic regime as part of what Chef de Cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon says is a work in progress. In 2012 Louis Roederer became the largest biodynamic producer in Champagne.