Louis Roederer | Champagne
Winemaker - Jean-Baptiste Lécaillonhttp://www.champagne-roederer.com
Louis Roederer has been built on precision, patience and attention to detail, reflecting the spirit of perfectionism that is the mark of this famous champagne house.
In 1776 Louis Roederer Champagnes were born in Reims. Two and a half centuries later, Louis Roederer is still an independent family business. The succeeding generations have been able to maintain, but also enrich the Roederer tradition, to create a wine that is amongst the most prestigious in the world.
As Louis Roederer are able to produce more than two thirds of its grape requirements, Louis Roederer can take pride in the rare privilege of being an independent producer with command of all the typical traits of its exceptional terroir.
"Louis Roederer is unlike any other champagne house of its magnitude. The largest independent, family-owned-and-managed champagne maker of all is privileged to 235 hectares of superbly located vineyards, supplying a grand 70% of its needs for an annual production of 3 million bottles. With 410 blocks and 450 tanks and casks at his disposal, chef de cave Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon describes his role as 'à la carte winemaking'. He hates the word 'blend'. 'We don't blend, we combine,' he says. 'I love art, and like a great painter we add colour rather than blending.' There are few in Champagne today with an intellect as sharp, an attention to detail as acute and a nerve as strong as Lécaillon. For 15 years, he has championed extraordinary initiatives in Roederer's vineyards unparalleled in the region, and a regime in the winery to match. Never have his wines looked more characterful, or more precise." --The Champagne Guide 2016 - 2017, Tyson Stelzer, International Wine & Spirit Communicator of the Year 2015