Pol Roger Brut Champagne

33% Pinot Nior – 34% Chardonnay – 33% Pinot Meunier

Elegant fruit with lovely crispness. Delicious!

One of the exceptional non-vintage wines of the tasting, this is a class act, or “proper Champagne” as a friend of mine likes to say: powerful, concentrated, complex, toasty, yet very, very fine.”

Brut Réserve is composed from 30 still base wines drawn from at least two vintages, and the three grape varieties of Champagne, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier blended in equal portions. The Pinot Noir comes from the villages of the Montagne de Reims and contributes body and character; the Chardonnay comes from Epernay itself and the Cête des Blancs and provides lightness and elegance; the Pinot Meunier comes from the Vallée de la Marne and provides youthfulness and vigour. Not released until it is at least three years old.

On the nose, the champagne is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality. On the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity.

Pol Roger White Foil Champagne receives an additional 6 months post-disgorgement ageing for the UK so it is ready to drink upon release but cellaring for a few years will reveal greater depths.

Serving recommendation : An ideal apéritif Champagne par excellence but one which has sufficient backbone to be drunk with fish and even spicy dishes.

33% Pinot Nior – 34% Chardonnay – 33% Pinot Meunier

Elegant fruit with lovely crispness. Delicious!

One of the exceptional non-vintage wines of the tasting, this is a class act, or “proper Champagne” as a friend of mine likes to say: powerful, concentrated, complex, toasty, yet very, very fine.”

Brut Réserve is composed from 30 still base wines drawn from at least two vintages, and the three grape varieties of Champagne, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier blended in equal portions. The Pinot Noir comes from the villages of the Montagne de Reims and contributes body and character; the Chardonnay comes from Epernay itself and the Cête des Blancs and provides lightness and elegance; the Pinot Meunier comes from the Vallée de la Marne and provides youthfulness and vigour. Not released until it is at least three years old.

On the nose, the champagne is dominated by white flowers, green apple, brioche and a trace of minerality. On the palate there are notes of stone fruits, a certain nuttiness and a hint of honey supporting the freshness of the acidity.

Pol Roger White Foil Champagne receives an additional 6 months post-disgorgement ageing for the UK so it is ready to drink upon release but cellaring for a few years will reveal greater depths.

Serving recommendation : An ideal apéritif Champagne par excellence but one which has sufficient backbone to be drunk with fish and even spicy dishes.