Pol Roger Brut Single Bottle in Embroidered Pol Roger Gift Bag x 75cl

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Country France
Champagne Type Non Vintage Brut
Region Champagne
Brand Pol Roger
Grape Variety Pinot Noir / Pinot Meunier / Chardonnay
Size 75cl
ABV 12.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage NV
Maturity Drink now
Style Full and Zesty
Food Match Excellent as an aperitif or exceptional with delicate white fish
Winston Churchill's favourite house produces a classically styled Champagne of considerable class. Floral and soft in extreme youth, the Pinot Noir soon reveals itself in a firm yet creamy structure, with plenty of zesty fruit and true depth. Beautifully presented in this luxury embriodered gift bag, it makes an ideal gift or special occasion Champagne. Pol Roger Brut Reserve Non-Vintage Champagne 75cl is the definitive house-style, composed from 30 still base wines drawn from at least two vintages, and the three varieties of Champagne, 33% Pinot Noir, 34% Chardonnay and 33% Pinot Meunier. 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 Vallee de la Marne . 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. UK stock receives an additional 6 months post-disgorgement ageing so it is ready to drink upon release but cellaring for a few years will reveal greater depths.

Pol Roger, a Champenois from Ay, made his first sale of wine in January 1849. The customer was a merchant in Aÿ, the native village of Pol Roger. The firm developed rapidly. From Aÿ, it moved to Epernay in 1851. As early as 1855, Pol began to favour production of brut Champagne. He knew that this was the type of Champagne which the English preferred. Over the next 45 years, until his death in 1899, he built his business into one of the most respected in Champagne and, in particular, forged strong trade links with Britain. The founder was succeeded by his sons, Maurice and Georges, who changed their names to Pol-Roger by deed poll and, thereafter, by a further three generations of his direct descendants. The first member of the fifth generation entered the business in 1988: Hubert de Billy, (Maurice Pol-Roger's great grandson) became Sales Manager for France.

To this day the company remains small, family-owned, fiercely independent and unrivalled in its reputation for quality. Pol Roger owns 87 hectares of prime vineyard sites spread over the Montagne de Reims, the Vallee de La Marne, the Vallee d‘Epernay and the Côte des Blancs. This supply is supplemented by grapes purchased on long-term contracts with growers based on the best sites in the region. Total production at Pol Roger is in the region of 1.5 million bottles per annum, making them one of the smaller of the Grandes Marques.

The cellars extend some 7 kilometres beneath the streets of Epernay and are carved out of the local chalk over three levels, the deepest at 33m below street level where the wine undergoes its secondary fermentation in bottle. They are amongst the coolest and deepest cellars in the region, a factor which contributes to the famously fine bubbles in Pol Roger's champagnes.

Country Of Origin: France

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