“The second opus of our Brut Nature is the perfect representation of a modern, ripe and ready-to-drink champagne with a fresh, pure, almost abstract style and remarkable precision”, commented Frédéric Rouzaud, CEO and seventh generation of the Roederer family to lead the company.
The 2009 vintage wine, which takes over from the 2006 vintage, sports a new label, again designed by Starck. It has zero dosage and demi-mousse.
Brut Nature 2009 is aged for five years with a further six months post disgorgement. The wine is made up of approximately one third Chardonnay and two thirds Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier with 25% of the wine vinified in oak casks, and with no malolactic fermentation.
Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon, chef de cave and executive vice-president, said: “This is, without a doubt, the least Roederer in style of all our Champagnes, as well as the most modern. It offered us the perfect opportunity to move away from our usual habits and shake up our practices.”
The wine is yellow in colour with hints of amber and it has discreet and extremely fine bubbles. On first tasting it “wraps around the mouth and coats the palate”, it also has juicy aromas and “an elegant bitterness”.
It will be available in the UK latest this month from selected distributors.