Decanter.com understands that growers in the UK have been reluctant to sell land.
Louis Roederer’s alleged acquisition bid comes amid growing international recognition of English sparkling wine.
In 2007, fellow Champagne producer Duval LeRoy attempted to buy land in the UK, but negotiations with producers fell through according to consultant Stephen Skelton MW.
Louis Roederer’s cellar master Jean Baptiste Lecaillon has so far neither denied nor commented on its acquisition plot for the UK.
In September 2014, the companionship told French business daily newspaper, Les Echos, that it was it was looking to expand through acquisitions outside of France.
As well as Champagne, Louis Roederer produces sparkling wine at the Roederer
Louis Roederer has not made an acquisition outside of Champagne since 2007, when it bought Château Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac in the Bordeaux wine province.
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