Louis Roederer has made good on its plan to release a Brut Nature Champagne from the 2009 vintage in its latest collaboration with artist Philippe Starck.
The Roederer Brut Nature 2009 will hit select UK retailers later this month, the Champagne house said.
It is expected to cost around £75 per bottle.
The first vintage of the Brut Nature collaboration with Philippe Starck was the 2006. It was billed as the first ‘new Champagne’ from the house since the 1970s.
Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, chef de cave and executive vice-president at Louis Roederer, said of the Brut Nature, ‘This is, without a doubt, the least ‘Roederer’ in style of all our Champagnes, as well as the most modern.’
He added, ‘It offered us the perfect opportunity to move away from our usual habits and shake up our practices.’
‘We did exactly the opposite of what we normally do with a new cuvée; we started with the idea of the finished product, and worked back up the process of creation.’
Lécaillon said the winemaking was still in keeping with traditional methods; cultivated by hand, hoed and turned manually and in line with biodynamic principles.
Brut Nature is the driest style of Champagne, with only up to 3g residual sugar per litre.
Philippe Starck is involved in the winemaking process as well as the design, according to Roederer.
He has also worked on designs for Château Carmes Haut Brion in Pessac-Leognan.
Decanter.com has given the Champagne 2009 vintage a rating of four out of five.
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