Rich in tradition and history, Louis Roederer Champagne, founded in 1776, is still a family business.
Generations at the helm maintain and enrich the Roederer tradition, holding its wine amongst the most prestigious in the world.
Champagne for the Tsar
Conquering big markets Louis Roederer senior brought to the house the principalities of Germany, Hungary, Sweden and the vast market of Russia including catching the attention of Tsar alexander II, a great lover of Roederer wines. To satisfy the taste of the Tsar to have his bottles of Champagne appear with greater distinction, a special bottle was designed – untinted crystal bottle with a flat bottom – Cristal, and emblazoned with the imperial coat of arms. Later becoming the ‘Official Supplier to the Imperial Court of Russia’ sadly put to an end by the October Revolution, terminating a half-century of aristocratic accord.
And Onto the World
Turning their heads to great European tables, then visions of the future filled with a view of the globe. A strategic approach to their grapes and land for independence with grapes and immense cellars on Boulevard Lundy in Reims made achieving high production while maintaining quality, possible, something thought not possible at the time.
Patron of the Arts
From its inception, embracing the arts, Roederer is a patron of learned societies, the House led an active policy of social and cultural sponsorship. From 2003 onwards, the House truly embraced the role of supporter of artistic creation, sponsoring a photographic gallery at the Bibliotheque nationale de France, , it promotes the works of photographers, artists known and lesser known, emassing a collection of over five million negatives. Roedere also sponsors the Wine Writers Award in London, the Mostra in Venice and the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Meet the Winemaker (Episode 52): Frederic Rouzaud, Champagne Louis Roederer, By Debra Meiburg MW