The Champagne Collection 242 Louis Roederer is the result of a blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier. 242 stands for 242nd assembly. Collection 242 by Louis Roederer is elaborated on the basis of the 2017 vintage, to which has been added 10% of reserve wines aged in wood (2009, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) and a 34% of perennial reserves ( 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). 34% of the assembly underwent malolactic fermentation. Collection 242 is aged in the cellar for more than 3 years and has a dosage of 8 g / liter.
To improve the quality of the maison’s multi-vintage blends and for greater transparency of the blends, Louis Roederer has undertaken a new initiative, with the creation of Collection. Produced with one third of fruits coming from each of the vineyards of “La Rivière”, “La Montagne” and “La Côte”, Collection is made up of a base year, reserve wines aged in wood and wines from the ” perennial reserve ”, which follows the principles of the solera method and which began in 2012. Each edition of Collection is therefore unique but representative of Roederer’s identity and savoir-faire.
Founded in 1776 in Reims, the Maison Louis Roederer is one of the last great Champagne house remained an independent, family-owned company and is now managed by Jean-Claude’s son, Frédéric Rouzaud, who represents the seventh generation of the lineage. With the same patience and unshakeable faith in its creative vocation. In 1833, the heir of the house – Louis Roederer – imposes himself as a visionary of his time: instead of settling for procurement contracts to buy the grapes, he expands his vineyard by selecting the best Champagne crus. Thus, the Maison Louis Roederer enjoyed resounding success as early as 1870. From the United States to Russia, Louis Roederer’s cuvées are served in the best restaurants in the world. With almost 241 hectares of vineyards, the Maison Louis Roederer draws its strength from its extraordinary vineyard, consisting exclusively of Grand and Premier Cru in the Marne Valley, the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. True mosaic of terroir, the Maison Louis Roederer vineyard is divided into 410 parcels, which reflect the diversity of the soils of Champagne.