Cooperation Louis Roederer and Philippe Starck
This Brut Nature 2012 Blanc (a small amount of Rosé Brut Nature was also released this year) by Louis Roederer in collaboration with Philippe Starck is the third in a row. After 2006 and 2009. It therefore seems that this special vintage champagne is made every three years. However, this rhythm is purely coincidental.
The main focus for this champagne is a ‘continental’ summer. Such a dry and warm summer, with an easterly wind from the continent, is necessary according to Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, chef de caves at Roederer, given that it is a Brut Nature (so no dosage) and that Roederer (almost) always eliminates the malo (the second malolactic fermentation), the conversion of sharper malic acid into softer lactic acid. Under such conditions, a ‘continental’ summer is necessary, if you want a comfortable, balanced champagne.
Champagne, the future uncorked
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