Champagne Louis Roederer was established in 1776 and is now run by the 7th generation of the family, Frédéric Rouzaud. With over 240 hectares of vineyards located exclusively in Grands and Premiers Crus villages, Champagne Louis Roederer is self-sufficient for approximately 70% of their non-vintage production and 100% of their vintage champagnes.
Pioneers in sustainable farming, Louis Roederer use organic practices in all their vineyards, and are certified organic in 115 ha, with the remainder of the estate in conversion. The whole estate uses biodynamic practices and is inspired by the concepts of permaculture. Working hand in hand with nature, respecting terroir and the pursuit of taste underpins everything they do.
Renowned for their attention to detail in both the vineyard and the cellar, the range includes the Brut Premier NV and Carte Blanche demi sec NV, Brut Vintage, Rosé Vintage, Blanc de Blancs Vintage, Brut Nature Vintage, Brut Nature Rosé vintage and of course the iconic Cristal and Cristal Rosé. Cristal was the first prestige cuvee to be created, and was a commission from Tsar Alexander II of Russia to his favourite champagne house in 1876. It was an iconic bottle design with a flat base and made from clear crystal. The distinctive wrapper is there to protect the wine from ultraviolet light. Cristal Rosé was created in 1974.
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