About the Bubble
2021 marks a striking double for Roederer: the release of a superlative Cristal 2013 and – even more notable – the launch of Collection 242, which replaces the Brut Premier.
A multi-vintage cuvée, the 242 is built on the same philosophy as the Jacquesson 7 series and Krug’s Edition.
The ‘242’ refers to the fact that the youngest vintage in the blend, 2017, is the 242nd harvest chez Roederer (Krug are only up to Edition 169!) Jean-Baptiste is quite specific; ‘this marks the end of the era of Brut Sans Année Champagne’.