Grape Variety: 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier, 33% Chardonnay
Growing Region: Epernay, France
Head Winemaker: Dominique Petit
Gold Medal - NZ International Wine Show 2008.
I have been in the wine industry for over 20 years, and this is what we call 'Sophisticated Simplicity' - sound confusing, well once you taste it, all will be revealed. This non vintage Champagne - possibly the hardest of all Champagnes to make - is a harmonious assemblage of different 'crus' from several different vintages.
Making non-vintage champagne is where a chef-de-cave earns and keeps their reputation. The wine is composed of wines drawn from only the cuvee (the first, light pressing) and, where appropriate, the taille (second pressing), which provides a higher proportion of essential tannins. After clarification of the 'must' at 8C, a process unique to Pol Roger, the temperature of fermentation is closely controlled to ensure the optimum retention of fresh fruit character and aromas. Pol Roger believes in traditional remuage (riddling) and retain four skilled 'remeurs' in their cellars. After remuage, and a final degorgement, bottles are rested for a minimum period before being sold.
The bouquet has a lovely floral elegance, refreshing fruit flavours and an exquisite continuous mousse of tiny bubbles. Versatile style Champagne for all occasions. Serve at 8C.
Drinking perfectly well at all times; and can age for 2-3 years.
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