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Wine Spectator: Roederer Launches New Brut Nature Champagne

October 8, 2014

Louis Roederer Champagne, best known for its tête du cuvée Cristal, is launching its first new cuvée in more than 40 years, a brut nature, meaning no dosage of sugar was added to the wine after secondary fermentation. The company introduced its Roederer Brut Nature Starck 2006 at a nighttime event in New York last night, following parties in Paris and London in September. Philippe Starck, the well-known French designer, created the new wine’s label.

“It’s a big event for us,” Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, chef de cave for Louis Roederer Champagne, told Wine Spectator. “The last (new wine) was the 1974 Cristal Rosé, created by (owner and former CEO) Jean-Claude Rouzaud.” Lécaillon says that current CEO Frédéric Rouzaud was the driving force behind Roederer’s newest addition, much as his father was with Cristal Rosé. Wine Spectator has the full story.


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