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Each Collection is a new chapter in the Champagne House

A sweet, luxurious, smooth, energetic Champagne made from a blend of Chardonnay, Pinor Noir & Meunier grapes

Always unique, yet decidedly Roederer!

Louis Roederer Champagne Collection 242 NV 375ml (France)

$44.99p/Btl
12 Btls, $539.88 12 Btls, $469.46
Awarded Gold Medal Half bottle
Louis Roederer Champagne Collection 242 NV 375ml (France)

Louis Roederer Champagne Collection 242 NV 375ml (France)

42% Chardonnay, 36% Pinor Noir and 22% Meunier grown in La Rivière, La Montagne and La Côte Vineyards...
$44.99p/Btl
12 Btls, $539.88 12 Btls, $469.46

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2021

Description

  • Off-dry style
  • Rich & ripe fruit
  • Luscious & smooth
  • Fresh finish

The Collection 242 blend is dominated by Chardonnay which was of exceptional quality in the 2017 vintage. The perfectly ripe Chardonnay grapes lend the wine its aromas of ripe, sweet fruit complemented by subtle oaky notes. The palate is rich and ripe with a luxurious texture that coats the palate, the signature of an outstanding Chardonnay. The Pinot noir and Meunier grapes from the Vallée de la Marne complete the wine’s broad, luscious, smooth and juicy character. The finish is energetic and fresh.

42% Chardonnay, 36% Pinor Noir and 22% Meunier grown in La Rivière, La Montagne and La Côte Vineyards. Collection 242 is a blend of 34% Perpetual Reserve (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016), 10% Reserve Wines aged in oak (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and 56% 2017 vintage.

2017, the base vintage for Collection 242, was a year of living dangerously! An exceptionally warm and dry winter and spring, but the latter brought severe frosts from 17 to 29 April, setting the sorry record for 12 nights of frost. These were followed by a dull, wet and not particularly hot summer, which ended in an almost tropical (hot and humid) spell at the end of August. This sudden change led to a significant increase in grey rot on the ripening Pinot noir and Meunier grapes. The harvest was fastpaced and completed very quickly demanding precise and methodical selection work, of an unprecedented level even for Roederer. The harvest took place from the 31st August to the 9th September 2017.

Each Collection is a change of gear, a new chapter in the Champagne House world of taste. Always unique, yet decidedly Roederer!

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