Citrus, Floral, Fresh, Nutty, Toasty
Cheese - Creamy & Bloomy, Cheese - Fresh & Soft, Cheese - Hard Aged, Cheese - Nutty & Semi-Firm, Chicken, Fish - Meaty & Oily, Fish - White, Pasta, Salads & Greens, Shellfish
An impressively rich, dry style from one of the oldest and most distinguished Champagne houses. Pol Roger Brut is perfect both as an occasion wine or for impromptu celebrations.
Pol Roger Brut Réserve NV “White Foil” is the house’s most well-known champagne. The champagne is famous for being served at all the Royal Weddings, Meghan and Harry, Kate and William, as well as the wedding of Eugenie and Jack. Before that, Pol Roger was Sir Winston Churchill’s favorite champagne, they even named their top wine or tête de cuvée after him.
The Pol Roger house is always focused on quality, starting with growing and sourcing the best fruit in Champagne to the blending and aging. The grapes for the cuvée sourced from top quality vineyards in Montagne de Reims (Pinot Noir), Vallée de la Marne and Petite Vallé d’Epernay (Pinot Meunier) and the Côte des Blancs (Chardonnay). To blend the cuvée a select circle of family members gathers to complete this complex task every year. Each bottle is aged over three times the legal requirement before release. That combined with the deep and cool cellars, ensure all their Champagne is complex with the finest “prise de mousse.”
About the Brand:
Founded in 1849, Pol Roger is one of only a few Grande Marque Champagne houses that remains family owned and operated. Having among the deepest (100 feet below ground) and coolest (48°F) cellars in Champagne provide perfect conditions for the “prise de mousse” (the development of the Champagne in bottle and the “finesse” of the “bead” or bubble) and for the long-ageing of the Champagne in bottle. All their Champagnes are aged longer than the legal requirement to add more complexity and fine bubbles in every bottle.
90 points Wine Spectator, 90 points Wine Enthsusiast, 92 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, 92 points James Suckling
"The wine wafts from the glass with an alluring bouquet of green apple, brioche, pastry cream and buttered toast. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, impressively layered and complete, with a crisp but fleshy core of fruit, a youthfully frothy mousse and bright acids, concluding with a delicately chalky finish. This is one of the very finest—as well as among the most consistent—non-vintage brut bottlings from any of the Grandes Marques, and this release comes very warmly recommended. While it will be drinkable on release, it will reward some bottle age too." William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 92 points