Country: France Region: Champagne
Varietal: 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, 15% Meunier. Over 85% Grands and Premiers crus.
Vintage: NV Colour: White Style: Sparkling
Producer: Pol Roger
The history of Pol Roger Champagne
Pol Roger was established in 1849 and remains proudly independent and family-owned to this day. As one of the smaller champagne houses, it owns 87 hectares of vineyards on prime sites in the Vallée d'Epernay and the Côte des Blancs and has 7km of cellars below the streets of Epernay. These cellars are amongst the deepest and coolest cellars in the region - a fact which contributes to the slow maturation of the champagne and the creation of fine, persistent bubbles which are the hallmark of all their champagnes.
Pol Roger was born on 24th December 1831 in the village of Aÿ. He initially started trading as a négociant at the age of 17, and by 1849 had founded a new champagne house which created its own cuvées rather than reselling other producers champagnes. Today, the company has grown to around 1.5 million bottles per annum and Pol Roger UK is one of the company's most important markets. It has proved so popular that its champagnes have even been served at the Royal Wedding.
Very good, very reliable non vintage Champagne that was famously the favourite tipple of Winston Churchill hence the naming of its top wine Cuvee Winston Churchill. Medium bodied with good weight of fruit this is a very versatile wine.
To The Palate: This Brut Pol Roger Champagne is a pale golden hue, with a persistent stream of very fine bubbles. On the nose it offers aromas of white flowers, green apples, brioche and a trace of minerality. The palate has notes of stone fruits, nuts and a hint of honey, balancing the freshness of the acidity.
The Pol Roger Brut is blended from 30 base wines from different vintages, and selected from mulitple vintages, with a selection of the three main grape varieties of the region to form this wine - Pinot Noir to add body, depth and tannins, Chardonnay to provide lightness, elegance and finess, and Pinot Meunier to provide youthful freshness, vigour and plump character. This Champagne makes a wonderful aperitif, but also has enough backbone to go with fish and even spicy dishes