Pol Roger Brut 2012

£39.99

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Alcohol by volume – 12.5%

Bottle – 75cl

Producer – Pol Roger

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Description

Producer Note

Pol Roger was just nineteen when he founded his eponymous estate in 1849. Still a family-run enterprise, fifth generation Billy de Hubert manages the House today, ensuring they remain fiercely independent and unrivalled in their reputation for quality. With 89-hectares of vineyards supplying half of their grape requirements and illustrious premises containing immaculate facilities including pristinely polished stainless-steel tanks that reflect shiny tiles and snow-white surfaces, their success is a consequence of incredibly personal attention to detail.

Remarkably, a small team of less than ten complete everything in the cellar by hand and Pol Roger boast four of the region’s remaining fifteen riddlers, who impressively turn over 60,000 bottles a day. The House use no oak in the winemaking process and their double cold-settling of the grape juice contributes to the pure-fruity style of their champagnes. Indeed, it is this style and their respect for tradition that initiated Sir Winston Churchill’s lifelong attachment to Pol Roger, who famously insisted: “In defeat I need it, in victory I deserve it.” Today, their prestige cuvée is named in honour of the great man.

Tasting Note

Showing plenty of fruit for a recently disgorged champagne, lots of ripe apple and pear, with purity to the fruit, the hallmark of many 2012’s and 2008’s. On the palate the ripe red apples come forward, ripe lemon and pear wrap around the lees texture, with hints of spice and tropical notes from pineapple. The texture of the 2012 vintage is present, with a fresh acidity but perfectly balance. The finish is very clean with hints of chalk and salinity. At this young age we see the Chardonnay dominating the taste, with time we will see more of the Pinot Noir fruit coming forward.

Grape/Blend

Champagne Blend (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay)

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