Champagne Louis Roederer was established in 1776 and remains under the ownership of the Rouzaud family to this day. With over 245 hectares of vineyards located exclusively in Grand and Premier Crus villages, Champagne Louis Roederer is self-sufficient for approximately 75% of their non vintage production and 100% of their vintage champagnes.
The current CEO is Frédéric Rouzaud, 7th generation of the Roederer family. Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon has been the Chef de Cave since 1999, and with the encouragement of the Rouzaud family, has introduced innovative new practices, including the introduction of biodynamic farming, a private vine nursery, an experimental vineyard, massale selection, a zero dosage champagne, a late release Cristal, the introduction of the Cristal Vinotheque, a white and red Coteaux Champenois and most recently the launch of their new multi-vintage blend, Collection.
The house has been experimenting with organic and biodynamic viticulture since 2000. All of their vines are now farmed organically making them the largest farmers of organic vines in the region. 115 hectares are certified organic and those same 115 hectares are, in fact, farmed biodynamically. The remaining 125 hectares are farmed organically but certified sustainable with zero herbicides. Research, innovation and sustainability are cornerstones of the Roederer philosophy. Champagne Louis Roederer makes a range of styles, including:
Collection MV, Brut Vintage, Rosé Vintage, Blanc de Blancs, Carte Blanche MV demi sec, Brut Nature Vintage and Brut Nature Rosé Vintage, the latter two made in collaboration with designer Philippe Starck, and last year saw the launch of two Coteaux Champenois, a single vineyard Chardonnay and a single vineyard Pinot Noir.
Cristal is the ultimate Cuvée de Prestige, first created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II of Russia. The bottle, made from clear glass with a flat base has become iconic, and is instantly recognisable around the world. Only made in the best vintages, Cristal has become synonymous with quality, elegance and longevity. Cristal Rosé is released with extremely limited availability.