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Champagne Brut 'Collection 242' Louis Roederer
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Champagne Brut 'Collection 242' Louis Roederer


Champagne Brut "Collection 242" from the famous Louis Roederer winery is a fresh, enveloping bubble that seduces the palate with a velvety smooth sip. This label is made from carefully selected Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Meunier grapes and aged on its lees for at least 48 months. The colour is straw yellow with golden hues, the nose reveals notes of peach, dried fruit, honey and butter. The taste is decisive, mineral, fruity, elegant and with a long persistent finish




Champagne AOC


Chardonnay 42%, Pinot Noir 36%, Meunier 22%


Alcohol content

12 %


75 cl Bottle


Alcoholic fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks and re-fermentation in the bottle according to the Champenoise method


48 months on the lees

Additional Notes

Contains sulfites


Louis Roederer's Brut Champagne "Collection 242" is a label crafted to highlight the history and tradition of a great Maison. It belongs to the new collections of Champagne from the famous brand, emphasizing a more pronounced valorization of the terroir's characteristics. The number 242 indicates the harvests that have followed one another since the founding date among the estate's rows. The name "Collection" underscores its exclusive nature, a true synthesis of vines cultivated in the most promising places and the precious heritage of reserve wines. It is a rich and expansive Champagne with a gourmand character, suitable for those who prefer a soft and seductive sip with mature and gratifying fruit.

"Collection 242" is a Brut Champagne from the renowned Maison Louis Roederer, born from a classic blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Meunier, sourced from various vineyards in different areas of the estate. The three grape varieties are separately and parcel-wise vinified in white. The grapes are gently pressed, and the cuvée's base wine ferments in temperature-controlled steel vats. After several months of maturation, the vins clairs of the vintage are blended, adding about 45% of reserve wines, which impart complexity and maturity to the cuvée. The second fermentation takes place in the bottle according to the Champagne Method, with a sur lattes ageing of at least 48 months before disgorgement.

Louis Roederer's Brut "Collection 242" is an elegant non-vintage Champagne that aptly represents the Maison's classic and refined style, always committed to creating cuvées that can best express the characteristics of a terroir of the highest quality. In the glass, it presents itself with a bright light yellow colour and brilliant golden reflections. The perlage is fine, delicate, and continuous. The bouquet is rich and intense, with notes of ripe yellow fruit, peach, pineapple, hints of tropical fruit, lemon zest, candied citrus, pastry softness, and acacia honey, with nuances of toasted hazelnut and almond. The palate is ample, clear, and profound, with remarkable complexity and aromatic persistence, accompanied by a pleasant mineral freshness.


Straw yellow with golden hues, fine and persistent perlage


Fresh, creamy, soft, enveloping, decisive and with excellent persistence


Intense, broad, complex, notes of summer and exotic fruits accompany hints of nuts and butter

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