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Louis Roederer Brut Nature 2009 - by Philippe Starck
New Release. Price £80.00.
"This is, without a doubt, the least Roederer in style of all our champagnes, as well as the most modern. It offered us the perfect opportunity to move away from our usual habits and shake up our practices"
Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, Chef de Cave & Executive Vice-President
Champagne house Louis Roederer has unveiled the latest edition of its limited production zero-dosage wine, Brut Nature 2009, again created in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck.
The 2009 vintage wine, sporting a new label once again designed by Starck, has zero dosage and a demi-mousse. The 2009 takes over from the 2006 vintage - the inaugural wine of this cuvée.
A return to first principles:
The Brut Nature 2009 does not however just contain Pinot Noir; crucially, all the grapes from the parcelles used for this vintage were harvested on the same day and pressed together. "It's a little like artificially recreating complantation [the ancient process of planting different vine varieties in one vineyard]", adds Lécaillon. The Pinot Noir offers structure, while the Meunier brings ripeness and a floral element and lively tartness is added by the Chardonnay.
Yellow in colour with hints of amber. Discreet and extremely fine bubbles.
On first tasting, ample, thanks to its sweet, creamy, rounded texture that seductively wraps around the mouth, coating the palate; and light due to its elegant, saline freshness that elongates the wine giving it a smooth, delicate and airy mouthfeel.
Charming juicy aromas of sun-drenched fruit and an elegant bitterness combined with zesty, spicy and delicate oaky notes linger on the finish.
2009 was a warm, continental year, with a preceding cold winter and a gloriously sunny summer. August and September had very little rain. This translated into excellent traditional vine growth and exceptional ripeness.