He was convinced that the personality of a great wine is shaped first and foremost by the soil. It is to his love of tradition and his clear-sighted plans for the future that the House of Louis Roederer, which henceforth bore his name, owes its great reputation.
His successor Louis Roederer II continued this vision of champagne production.
As early as the 1870s Louis Roederer's champagnes travelled as far as the United States, and also to Russia, to the court of Tsar Alexander II. Passionate, stylistically confident researcher Louis Roederer created a new champagne especially for the Tsar, and a whole new idea was born: the first "Cuvée de Prestige", launched in 1876 under the name "Cristal". Its subtlety and elegance henceforth formed the basis of the outstanding reputation of the house of Louis Roederer.
In the 1920s Léon Olry Roederer, the heir to the house, designed the basic features of the Brut Premier. This wonderful assemblage contributed to the rise of the house of Louis Roederer.
After his death his wife Camille successfully took over the management of the house, organizing numerous receptions at the family mansion, the Hôtel Particulier in Reims. These soirées went down in the history of the house. She was succeeded by her grandson Jean-Claude Rouzaud, who ran the winery from then on.
Today his son Frédéric Rouzaud is the seventh generation of the family to run the company. The house of Louis Roederer exports more than three million bottles a year all over the world.
In 2013 the Louis Roederer winery consisted of 410 parcels with a total area of 240 hectares.
Care of the soil is precisely coordinated, always bearing the protection of biodiversity in mind. Biodynamic principles are increasingly applied. The vineyards are located in the three most important areas of Champagne: the Reims Mountains, the Marne Valley and the Côte des Blancs. The diversity and richness of Champagne give the House of Louis Roederer a wide range of creative possibilities.