Collection 243 Bottle (0.75L) | Naked Bottle
The Louis Roederer Collection 243 is the 243rd blend of the House since its creation in 1776. Symbolising the freedom of the Louis Roederer style, each number of Collection is a “step aside”, a new chapter in the House’s universe of taste: each time singular, but always representative of the House.
Deep and powerful, Collection 243 is a winey, textured champagne with a dense mouthfeel. The fleshy material of the Pinot Noir is very present, giving the sensation of a crunchy fruit.
A blend reflecting the historical origins of the House, in the continuity of the founding vision of the House: 1/3 Vineyard of “La Rivière” 1/3 Vineyard of “La Montagne” 1/3 Vineyard of “La Côte
42% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, 18% Meunier. The specificities of the Collection 243 blend: The perpetual reserve created in 2012, now enriched with the 2017 harvest, which represents 31% of the blend. The reserve wines matured in wood, supplemented by 2017 wines matured in wood, which represent 10% of the blend. The successes of the 2018 harvest, a masterful year characterised by Pinot Noirs with magnificent grain and texture (40%), dense and saline Chardonnays (42%) and intensely fruity Meuniers (18%), which represent 59% of the blend.
Collection is based on a selection of plots chosen from the heart of the Champagne terroir, adapted to its identity, with priority given to sustainable viticultural practices. In order to bring freshness even further, and to balance the beautiful maturity of the harvests, Louis Roederer Collection is composed of a “Réserve Perpétuelle” which brings new sensations, both tactile and gustatory: the wine thus finds more breadth, depth, substance and relief; its more enveloping, fleshy texture increases its complexity. In parallel with this Réserve Perpétuelle, the House has greatly increased the proportion of reserve wines in wood, which judiciously balance the freshness of the Réserve Perpétuelle and give intensity to the blend. Collection thus gains in modernity and complexity, adorning itself with all the virtues of a great champagne. Louis Roederer Collection 243 is made from the year’s successes (2018 harvest for the 243rd Collection blend), from the Réserve Perpétuelle, created in 2012, which brings freshness and complexity, and from a wide selection of reserve wines aged in wood, the House’s signature style. Louis Roederer prioritises sustainable viticultural practices. The Domaines Louis Roederer grapes are complemented by grapes from selected “Coeur de Terroir” plots from partner winemakers.