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Gavin Hubble - (BSc & Post Grad. Business Marketing) - I started working in the wine industry over 23 years ago in New Zealand. Working in; wine retail, sales, wine production, label & packaging design, marketing, wine buying, consulting and wine education. I am responsible for the Brand Health of 60+ wine brands distributed here in New Zealand. Wine Brands from New Zealand, Australia, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. I work closely with the Trade Industry - (Retail Stores & Restaurants) introducing, educating and positioning exciting and unique brands to wine enthusiasts all over the world.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Pol Roger Brut Rosé Vintage 2004

Grape Variety: 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay & (15% Pinot Noir - red wine)
 
Growing Region: Epernay, France
 
Head Winemaker: Dominique Petit
 
TASTING NOTE:
I have had the pleasure to visit the house of Pol Roger on several occasions over the past 20 years - and each time, I learn something new about each vineyard and wine when I spend time with the dedicated team. Pol Roger only produces the Brut Rosé in vintage years. The wine is a blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay vinified white - and sourced from 20 Premier and Grand Cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and Cote des Blancs regions. The remaining 15% is Pinot Noir juive that has been vinified red - and then added to the final blend prior to the secondary fermentation.
The unblended juice undergoes primary fermentation in stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures. Each varietal, village and vineyard are always fermented and cellared separately until final blending. Secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle - deep in the cellars of Pol Roger at 9°C, where it is kept until time for riddling, disgorgement and labelling.
As you pour this wine into your flute - a deep salmon pink colour is highlighted by a fine bead of small bubbles. The nose has aromas of ripe fruits with elements of citrus fruits (blood orange), freshly cut pomegranate and small wild red berries. On the palate, a deep mineral character, supported by a subtle hint of vanilla. The wine is soft and smooth with a balance of delicate freshness, elegance and a precise refined finish. Dosage: 9g/l. Chill and serve at 8-10°C.
 
CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well this summer; and over the next 2-3 years.
 
SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect wine match with salmon, scallops, prawn salads, and fresh fruit desserts, enjoy.
 
A sunset captured in a bottle with fine bubbles.
 
     
 

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