A Tasting Experience with Alexis Deligny from the House of Louis Roederer
An evening sampling the finest champagnes, wines from The House of Louis Roederer and a specially created menu by Executive Chef Lisa Goodwin-Allen.
The cuvées of the House of Louis Roederer are the fruit of patient work with fundamental ingredients, the collaboration of experts, a quest for the perfect balance, and hardy and generous grapes, cultivated in the Champagne soil, producing a wine with a summery character and crystalline elegance. This is the quest for perfection spanning two centuries.
On this unique evening you will be joined by Alexis Deligny, having spent most of his life in the bubbly region, his career led him to become the Export Director of The House of Louis Roederer.
Founded in 1776, it is one of the last great family and independent Champagne Houses. This is the 7th generation running the same company. The family has a history of independence of thought – an insistence on the freedom to make choices to try new things and do things the Louis Roederer way. They are a big ‘small grower’ and the team works closely with nature and each other.
Firstly, some background: The Reims-based Champagne Maison was founded in 1776 and Louis Roederer took over from his uncle 57 years later and changed the name to his. It was still a family business. It was this young visionary who forged the wine’s unique style and character with progressive techniques, such as nurturing the house’s own vines, a rarity at the time. Within a few decades the marque had caught the eye of Russia’s Tsar Alexander II, for whom the now-famous Cristal was created, along with its distinctive bottle; made with clear glass, so the emperor could see that he wasn’t being poisoned, and no punt – the indentation at the base – so anarchists couldn’t hide explosives in it.
Today Louis Roederer is one of the last family-owned Champagne houses, and it recently released its 2013 Cristal, crafted using biodynamically grown grapes from old vines and aged for seven years for more complexity and freshness. It also made a foray into still wine, launching its first white and red earlier this year as a ‘totally different expression of the Champagne terroirs’. While the 2018 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were exceptionally well received, the brand is still best known for its sparkling bottles.
Thursday 8th June, 2023
7pm for 7.45pm
The Louis Roederer Room at Northcote
£190.00 per person
Includes menu, matched wines, Belu Water and service
Champagne Louis Roederer Collection 243 and snacks on arrival
NORTH SEA COD
Cucumber, Champagne, Caviar
Louis Roederer, Brut, Reims, 2015 &
Louis Roederer et Philippe Starck Brut Nature, Reims 2015
Sweet Turnip, Apple, Lancaster Bacon, Tarragon
Clos Mireille, Domaine Ott, Côtes de Provence, France, 2021
GLAZED VENISON LOIN
Heriloom Beetroot, Apple, Tarragon
2ème Vin de Pichon – Longueville, Comtesse Lalande, Paulliac, Bordeaux, France, 2017 &
Château de Pez, Saint Estephe, Bordeaux, France, 2017
YORKSHIRE GOOSBERRY MILLEFEUILLE
Caramelised Pastry, Vanilla Cream
Louis Roederer, Carte Blanche, Demi Sec, Reims, NV
Tea, Coffee & Hand Crafted Chocolates
(Wines are subject to change)
Tea, Coffee & Chocolates
Online booking closes 24 hours before the event. Please call 01254 240555 for late availability.
Please note seating may be at shared tables of up to 12 guests.