In 1876, Tsar Alexander II was already a great fan of Louis Roederer's champagne and he asked Louis Roedererto'goonestepfurther' and produce,forhis own personal consumption, a unique wine in quality and bottle. Louis Roederer offered to create an exceptional white crystal bottle to house the best selection from the 7 finest vineyards of his estate. This wine was only produced in the years when the ripeness of the Chardonnay and Pinot noir enabled a subtle, precise balance. The wine is the region's most prestigious. An intense, delicate wine that combines cocoa, sugared flowers, finely toasted hazelnuts and citrus fruits. A silky and flavoursome texture with explosions of fruit, chocolate and caramel.