Pol Roger Brut Reserve

Cuvee: Brut Non-Vintage
Vintage: Multi-Vintage
Pol Roger Brut Reserve Non-Vintage has long been instantly recognisable not only for the classic script of the label, but for the distinctive white foil closure which forms its "trademark"; hence the popular sobriquet "White Foil".

It is often remarked in Champagne that a House's quality should be judged by its Non-Vintage. This is a doctrine to which Pol Roger are firm adherents. The blending of their most popular cuvée (blend) is a source of particular pride, a complex task that is the exclusive preserve of a select circle of family members.

Pol Roger Brut Reserve is never sold until the youngest component is a minimum of 3 years old, notwithstanding the rules of the CIVC (Comité Interprofessionel du Vin de Champagne) which permit the release of wines after only 15 months.

The Blend
33% Pinot Noir , 33% Pinot Meunier, 33% Chardonnay. Dosage: 12g/l.

Pinot Noir come primarily from villages of the Montagne de Reims : Verzy, Verzenay, Mailly, Ambonnay, Mardeuil, Louvois. Pinot Meunier come from the Vallée de la Marne and the Petite Vallee d'Epernay : Vincelles, Venteuil, Troissy, Damery, Vandiéres, Brugny Chavor, Monthelon and Pierry. Chardonnay come from Epernay and the heart of the Côte des Blancs : Cuis, Oiry, Oger, Verrus, Moussy, Chouilly.

Pol Roger Brut Reservegenerally contains the wines of at least two vintages, often three or four. Reserve wines compose between 20-30% of the traditional blend.

Tasting Notes
Green-gold in colour, with a signature mousse of tiny bubbles.

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.

Food Pairing
The style is versatile, suited to most "champagne occasions". Pol Roger Brut Reserve can be enjoyed as an aperitif or as a complement to a meal. The wine has sufficient backbone to be drunk with fish and even spicy dishes.
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