Brut Premier is the embodiment of Louis Roederer style, combining all the fruitiness and freshness of youth with the vinosity of a fully mature wine. This is a structured and elegantly mature wine, with a lively attack and a smooth palate.
The blend is 56% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay and 10% Pinot Meunier, including 10% of reserve wines from three former harvests, aged in oak casks for 2-6 years.
Maturation is for an average of three years ageing on lees, plus another six months after disgorging.
Brut Premier is excellent as an apèritif but also readily accompanies light entrées based on fish or shellfish.