Champagne Pol Roger Brut Reserve
Pol Roger Brut Reserve is a composite of equal parts of Pinot Noir, Pinot Chardonnay and Meunier from 30 separate crus. One quarter of reserve wines are used to produce this Champagne.
Pinot Noir is sourced from the best crus of the Montagne de Reims delivering structure, body and power.
Pinot Meunier is sourced from several crus from the Vallée de la Marne and from Epernay. This grape offers freshness, roundness and fruitiness to the cuvee.
The Chardonnay derives from Epernay and from some of the best crus of the Côte des Blancs. It adds aromatic complexity, finesse, elegance and lightness. The Champagne is aged for four years in the cellar.
This consistently crafted Champagne reveals a pale yellow color with delicate scents of warm toast and crushed minerals. It is a classically styled, medium-bodied Champagne offering flavors of Fuji apple, poached pear and citron shavings that are nicely enveloped in graceful acidity. The finish is long and precise.
By W Peter Hoyne