The Land is the Source of All Great Champagnes
Champagne Louis Roederer has built its reputation around the vineyards it started acquiring in 1845. Today, the House owns 593 acres in the finest areas of Champagne where the plots are all Grand Cru and Premier Cru, with an average vine age of 30 years. These vineyards, planted to 53% pinot noir, 41% chardonnay, and 6% pinot meunier, provide two-thirds of the House’s needs.
Each location has its own wine: 410 vineyard plots that allows Louis Roederer to chart the lifeline of each of its wines from vine to grape, then from grape to vin clair, and finally from vin clair to champagne.
With over 70% of the grapes coming from its own estate vineyards, and the largest percentage of vineyard ownership of any major Champagne house, Louis Roederer is proud to have such careful control over the quality of its grapes. To enhance the winemaking process and ensure consistent quality and complex flavors, the very best wines from good vintages are aged in large oak casks located in Roederer's reserve wine cellar. All vintage-dated Louis Roederer cuvées are estate-bottled.
"LA CÔTE" ESTATE
Mainly located in the Grand Cru vineyard of Avize. These parcels were selected for their character and capacity to produce intense, rich, and mineral chardonnays.
"LA MONTAGNE" ESTATE
Parcels in the commune of Verzenay. Here, the pronounced northern character of the pinot noir is cultivated, which produces taut wines with a distinct freshness and almost salty minerality.
“LA RIVIÈRE” ESTATE
Comprises parcels on very sunny slopes in the commune of Cumières. This strong light helps the pinot noir to attain optimal maturity with an intense fruitiness and dense texture.
THE CRISTAL ESTATE
Comprised of 45 historic parcels in the communes of Verzenay, Verzy, Beaumont-sur-Vesle, Aÿ, Mareuil-sur- Aÿ, Avize, Cramant, and Mesnil-sur-Oger. The wines from these terroirs are exceptionally fine and precise. These qualities give Cristal the unique and precious character that has forged its unrivalled reputation.