Pol Roger Brut Reserve NV
- Country - France
- Grape - Chardonnay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir
- Food Match - Anti Pasti, Aperitif, Foie Gras
- Alcohol - 12.5%
- Size - 75cl
THE WINE: The definitive house-style, composed from 30 still base wines drawn from at least three vintages, and the three varieties of Champagne, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier blended in equal portions.
WINEMAKING: 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 Cote des Blancs and provides lightness and elegance; the Pinot Meunier comes from the Vallée de la Marne and provides youthfulness and vigour. The perfect apéritif champagne which we never release until it is at least three years old.
TASTING NOTES: 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. The apéritif champagne par excellence but one which has sufficient backbone to be drunk with fish and even spicy dishes.
AWARDS: The Wine Advocate 2018 : 93 / 100, Wine Spectator 2016 : 92 / 100, Decanter 2016 : 90 / 100, Wine Enthusiast 2018 : 91 / 100.