Pol Roger For Mom. A Half Bottle of Heaven For $35

 

pol roger white foil

A perfect break before or after dinner, 1/2 bottle of this gem has a suggested retail price of $35. One sip and you’ll know why Winston Churchill said he could not live without Champagne and spent almost every day of his adult life enjoying his own special cuvee of this bubbly elixir.

 

The Pol Roger family takes extreme pride in over 160 years producing some of the worlds finest Champagne. Founded in 1849, Pol Roger is one of only a few Grande Marque Champagne houses that remains family owned and operated.

Pol Roger owns close to 50% of the vineyards used for their Champagne production, a true rarity in this region of large firms. Using strict guidelines, grapes are sourced exclusively from 1er and Grand Cru vineyards that rate at an average of 95 points on the Échelle des Crus classification system. Prior to final blending each lot is aged on its own, separated by village, vineyard, grower and grape variety. Once blended, each bottle of Champagne Pol Roger is hand riddled in the cellars deep below the Epernay chateau.

"Pol Roger is the ‘gentlemen’s’ Champagne, as Jean-Paul Kauffman wrote in ‘Voyage en Champagne". It is not surprising, therefore, that Winston Churchill, and even the British royal family should have made it their favorite over the years. This refinement reflects a whole lifestyle. It is also a source of infinite pleasure. Pol Roger Champagne has a soul, created by the union of a family’s spirit and the character of a vineyard."

Summary
It is common knowledge that the true quality of a Champagne house is best judged by the consistency and quality of their non-vintage wine. This is where the true "house style" is defined and executed year in/ year out. Pol Roger is a firm believer in this philosophy and takes extreme pride in their "White Foil" Brut.

Terroir: The "White Foil" is sourced from top quality vineyards in Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir), Vallee de al Marne and Petite Valle d’Epernay (Pinot Meunier) and the Cote des Blancs (Chardonnay).

Vinification Pol Roger "White Foil" is traditionally a blend of equal parts Pinot Noir (body and depth), Pinot Meunier (freshness and vigorous fruit) and Chardonnay (elegance and finesse) and is sourced exclusively from juice from the "cuvee" (first pressing). The still wines are fermented in stainless steel at a cool 45°f to retain freshness. Each final blend contains a minimum of two vintages with the youngest components being a minimum of three years old. Average dosage for the "White Label" is 12g per liter.

Available in 375ml, 750ml, and 1.5L sizes. For larger sizes please contact your local sales representative.

Notes
Pale gold with a very fine bead; flowery, delicately toasty aroma with fruit and complexity; creamy, beautifully balanced with a dry, harmonious finish.

Producer: Pol RogerWine Color: BubblesRegion: ChampagneCountry: France
Blend: Chardonnay: 33%, Pinot Noir: 33%, Pinot Meunier: 33%

 

Our favorite non-vintage Champagne. It is sure to become Mom’s too. Rating: A Major

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