Louis Roederer – The Virgo in Champagne | 香檳界處女座
Louis Roederer differentiates itself from its peer in several ways. It is the largest independent and family-owned Champagne house. It expressly admits that they are not a house for vintage wines (even though they are more than decent..) yet they excel in non-vintage ones. More remarkably, they pay pickers by hour, not by kilogram, which is very rare in the industry – to ensure the quality of grapes. Louis Roederer, often picky, indeed perfects every single bottle of Champagne.
Louis Roederer 跟同行有幾個與別不同之處。首先，她是最大的家族管理式香檳釀酒廠。其次，她亦不諱言地承認她們不是Vintage的專家（雖然已經超水準），但無容置疑是Non-Vintage的佼佼者。最令人深刻的是，以確保葡萄的品質，採摘者是按時薪而不是計件聘請的。Louis Roederer也許跟處女座一樣的挑剔，但無可否認地把每支香檳都盡善盡美。
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