* Louis Roederer, often considered among the top four maisons of Champagne, was established in 1776 in Reims by the Dubois family under the name Dubois Père & Fils. In 1827 it was sold to Nicolas-Henri Schreider, who partnered with his nephew Louis Roederer, of Alsatian origin. In 1833, Louis inherited the business after the death of his uncle and decides to put his name. Louis Roederer is one of the few large maisons that still remains its family character.
In 1868, already it sold more than two million bottles, especially in Russia, where Tsar Alexander II was his best customer. Precisely who she asked the czar was a sensational and personalized bottle to show his guests. So, Louis Roederer Cristal son created the famous, very sweet in its early style, but in its flagship transparent bottle, made of real glass by then.
Currently, Jean-Claude Rouzaud, descendant of Roederer, runs the winery and sells more than 200,000 cases worldwide, thanks in part to the 200 hectares of vineyards owned that cover between 70-80% of the needs of home. It also has large wineries such as Haut-Beauséjour, Deutz and Chateau de Pez.
The style of the house brand all wines ferment separately, village to village, in steel tanks, and reserve wines age in large oak barrels, responsible for the classic touch of vanilla typical of Roederer champagnes. However, there is no set rule regarding malolactic fermentation, it will be the quality of each wine that will determine how it will be treated.
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