Louis Roederer is a producer of champagne based in Reims, France. Founded in 1776, it was acquired and renamed by Louis Roederer in 1833 and is known as a producer of the luxury champagne Cristal.
Cristal is a precursor prestige cuvée brand and became commercially available in 1945.
From a vineyard area of 214 hectares (530 acres), Louis Roederer produces two-thirds of the grapes needed for the production, purchase of the remaining required fruit from established farming techniques contacts
The Roederer non-vintage cuvées are the extra dry Brut Premier, Grand Vin Sec and the demi-secCarte Blanche, all Pinot Noir and Chardonnay blended approximately in 2:01 ratio, with a small proportion of Pinot Meunier. The vintage cuvées are the Brut Vintage, Vintage Rose, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in an approximately 7:03 ratio, and 100% Chardonnay Blanc deBlancs. The rosé is made by addition of red wine rather than bled method. The prestige cuvée Cristal, approximately an equal blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, is also available as a rose, which contains more Pinot Noir and also by adding vanrode wine
The total annual production of Roederer is about 3.2 million bottles, of which 70-80% isLouis Roederer Brut Premier.
The portfolio also includes Roederer Bordeaux estates Chateau de Pez and ChâteauHaut Beausejour in Saint-Estèphe. In late 2006 the Rouzaud family acquired controlling interest in the second growth estate Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse dela country. The agreement also included the Cru Bourgeois estate Château Bernadotte.
Also included in the Group are Roederer Champagne Deutz, Ramos Pinto Port in Portugal, Domaines Ott in Provence, Roederer Estate and Scharffenberger in California.