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Brut Premier is dead, long live Collection! The first major release of the new Collection - 242 - is based on the 2017 harvest, but in fact, the house did make a Collection wine the year before, and decided to bottle the wine exclusively in magnums. The Roederer house dates back to 1776, and the name pays homage to the 241st harvest since then. Its arrival marks the end of the line of the Brut Premier cuvée. It was an idea that started in 2002, deep in the Roederer cellars, that has finally been realised by master winemaker Jean-Baptiste Lecaillon. He wanted to make a multi-vintage wine that captured the essence of the Roederer style, and differentiated the nuance of the vintages in the blend. In 2012 he started a perpetual reserve, with young vine fruit from the biodynamic parcels usually dedicated to the production of Cristal. The heart of the 241 blend comes from the 2016 harvest, 10% from reserve wines (spanning 2009 to 2015), and 34% from the perpetual reserve. It’s only a small step up in price on the Brut Premier, but we are convinced it is a huge leap up in quality and style.
Ready 2021 - 2027
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Ready 2014 - 2030
Ready 2021 - 2038