Louis Roederer’s chef de cave, Jean-Baptiste Lécaillon, has told Decanter.com that he plans to make a still Pinot Noir from the 2015 harvest from a specially planted vineyard in Champagne.
Lécaillon, who is also executive vice-president at Louis Roederer, said he has been experimenting with both ‘Coteaux Champenois’ still red wine and white wine for several years.
"I planted the [Pinot Noir] vineyard in 2002, so it’s been 13 years of work," Lécaillon told in an interview in London.
"This year, I thought the taste of the fruit was starting to show something, so I said let’s do a 2015 red wine. So, we have a red wine, and we have a white wine as well [Chardonnay], from older vines..."