|2002 Roederer, L'Ermitage
Fine tiny bubbles and a
long lasting mousse are the
usual footprints of the
L’ERMITAGE cuvée. This
cuvée from the palindromic
vintage 2002 is showing
great notes of “tarte tatin”:
baked apples and buttery
crust, with notes of apricot
and delicate vanilla bean.
The mouthfeel is creamy,
expresses flavors of quince
and bread crust, with a
clean and crisp yet long
Arnaud Weyrich is no stranger to the House of Louis Roederer. In fact, he began his
career at Roederer Estate as an intern after he graduated in 1993 from the prestigious
Montpellier school, “Ecole Supérieure d’Oenologie - ENSA-M” with a Master of Science
in Viticulture and Enology.
With a strong background in both viticulture and enology, Arnaud put his education to
work during his internship. This experience was the start of a great relationship with the
House of Roederer as Arnaud Weyrich later returned to the company and today holds
the title of Winemaker and V.P. Production.
After completing his internship, Arnaud moved back to France to be with his fiancée.
This move also included a position with the large multinational retail company “Groupe
Promodes” where he managed all quality control issues for the beverages under the
company’s private label mainly focusing on fruit juices, Champagnes, Port wines and
With his passion for the wine industry and an interest in moving back to a smaller
company, Arnaud happily returned to Roederer Estate in the millennium year with his
wife and two children. As Assistant Winemaker, he supervised all winemaking
operations while respecting the 200-year old traditional winemaking techniques so
important to the house style of Champagne Louis Roederer.
With a strong and diverse background in all winemaking techniques from the traditional
to the more technical methods, Arnaud then moved to Reims where he was the Chief
Technical Officer in charge of Development for Champagne Louis Roederer for over a
When the opportunity arose, Arnaud moved his family back to Roederer Estate and
today manages the growing winery in all aspects from the vineyard to the day-to-day
business. When he’s not busy in the lab or working the vineyards, one can find him on
the tennis courts or with his two young sons on the ski slopes. Arnaud and his family
reside in a house on the Roederer Estate property where he can keep a close eye on
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