The Pol Roger champagne house was founded in 1849 in Aÿ and moved to Epernay two years later. The brand quickly became known internationally, especially on the British and US markets. As a matter of interest, Winston Churchill even described Pol Roger as the most delectable address in the world! A cuvée in his name was launched in 1975. The property owns 92 hectares of vineyard planted between the Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs and Marne Valley. It selects its external grape supplies meticulously. When it comes to volumes, this champagne house, which is still family run and independent, is one of the "small" top houses. It is also one of the few producers to still riddle its bottles by hand. The champagnes are precise, consistent and of a very high quality, with a remarkable vinosity, depth and rounded character. They are often matured in cellars at the house for a long period and can be aged for many years.
About the cuvée
The Pure Extra-Brut cuvée was launched in 2008; it is a non-dosed champagne composed of the three Champagne grape varieties. It has a fairly dense golden colour, with many fine bubbles. The bouquet expresses itself with refinement and shows beautiful complexity, with aromas of roses, breadcrumbs and citrus. The palate is well structured, fine and polished, with aromas of honey and cloves and great length. This champagne will form an ideal pairing with cooked shellfish in their shells.
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