Louis Roederer Collection 242 / NV / 375mL

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Category: Sparkling
Sub-Category: Champagne



42% Chardonnay
36% Pinot Noir
22% Meunier

Tasting Notes:

Louis Roederer Collection 242 NV Champagne represents the 242nd blend since Louis Roederer’s foundation in 1776.

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.


Malolactic fermentation 34%, dosage 8g/L.

Vintage Notes:

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.