Grape Variety: 55% Pinot Noir, 25% Meunier & 20% Chardonnay
Soil: Calcareous clay and sandstone
Vinification: A convergence of several unusual factors produced the dense, almost astringent wines with an incredible freshness: moderate yields, a quick harvest, less racking due to the hot temperatures during the summer harvest in 2003, and an absence of chaptalization and malolactic fermentation, combined with fermentation uniquely in wooden casks.
Sweetness: <3 g/L
Louis Roederer Brut Nature 2009 by Philippe Starck
This 2006 cuvee is the result of a strong collaboration between Louis Roederer and the creator designer Philippe Starck. It reflects Roederer's philosophy and daily work in the vineyards done by cellar master Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon and his team. This is the first time Louis Roederer have created a new Champagne since the Cristal Rose in 1974. This cuvee is only available in five countries in the World - and Hong Kong is one of them!
Wine Spectator - 93 points
Wine Enthusiast - 92 points
Wine & Spirits Magazine - 94 points
It all began in 2003... this exceptionally sunny year, which was problematic for our northern vineyards, revealed—for the first time—certain vineyards with remarkable potential in the heart of the historic Champagne hillsides on the Louis Roederer estate. Located in the heart of the calcareous clay soil hillsides of Cumières, Hautvillers, and Vertus, which are rich in hard, coarse sandstone, this ensemble of parcels had no difficulty in resisting the heat and drought in the summer of 2003. Better still, the vineyards produced aromatic, intense, and balanced grapes. The resulting wines, which were vinified separately, parcel by parcel, are characterised by an optimal aromatic maturity, a creamy texture, and a vibrant freshness.