Louis Roederer Champagne, Value for Money
I am just back from 24 hours in Champagne and have to say I am now a believer that champagne is actually good value for money. Did you know most of the Champagne houses have to buy in their grapes? This year the price is €6.00 per kilo.. Louis Roederer however own a large number of vineyards which means they rarely purchase grapes. Not only does this give them complete control over the vines and grapes but it also saves them a fortune each vintage, 90 % of their vineyards are in Grand Cru sites. They are obsessed about their Champagne house style which means their wines are always consistently good.
Champagne is legally not allowed to be released on to the market until it has had 15 months ageing however Louis Roederer champagne do not release their Brut Premier until it is a minimum of 3 years old. The Brut Premier includes 10-15% of their reserve wines which come from 100% Grand Cru sites and are aged in large wooden barrels/casks for 6 years plus.
Louis Roederer Cristal Champagne
It strikes me if you are looking for a luxury product like Champagne that it is worth doing a little bit of homework and that £30 + is not bad value for the end product when it comes from a house that takes as much care as Louis Roederer Champagne. To be honest good champagne is not expensive in comparison to what one would pay for a cru classes from Bordeaux and many wines from Burgundy. I know what I will be drinking this Christmas.
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