The idea for the cuvée Brut Nature was born in 2006 in the Louis Roederer vineyards. This champagne is the result of an encounter between a Champagne House working alongside nature and a creative genius with a free spirit: Philippe Starck.
Roederer CEO, Frédéric Rouzaud, brought his intuition, the designer developed the idea and the Cellar Master, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, set the wheels in motion. Their discussions, begun with the first opus, have evolved towards the creation of a second vintage.
The 2009 vintage produced perfectly ripe grapes. On the road that runs between Hautvillers and Damery, lined with some of the most prestigious Champagne vineyards, the grapes are fleshy, plump and taut with rich juices. These optimum weather conditions resulted in high quality, juicy, sun-drenched grapes with exceptional balance, reminiscent of the mythical 1947, 1959, 1964 and 1989 vintages.
In these warm, continental years, the cold clay expresses its character, sculpting their depths. During this dry year, all the conditions were in place for an outstanding vintage with powerful, concentrated and vinous juices balanced out by a steely acidity.