Champagne Millesime Brut (single box)
Unit oc 0.75ltx1
Price unit 63.00€
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Type Sparkling Vintage 2008 Region Champagne Producer Pol Roger Wine Advocate - Wine Spectator -
Vinifera Score 92/100
Grapes: 60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay
The Brut Vintage 2008 from Champagne Pol Roger is made from the traditional house vintage blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from 20 Grands and Premiers crus vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs.
The must undergoes two débourbages (settlings), one at the press house immediatly after pressing and the second, a débourbage à froid, in stainless steel tanks at 6°C over a 24 hour period. A slow cool fermentation with the temperature kept under 18°C takes place in stainless steel with each variety and each village kept seperate. The wine undergoes a full malolactic-fermentation prior to final blending. Secondary fermentation takes place in bottle at 9°C in the deepest Pol Roger cellars (33 metres below street level) where the wine is kept until it undergoes remuage (riddling) by hand, a rarity in Champagne nowadays. The very fine and persistent mousse for which Pol Roger is renowned owes much to these deep, cool and damp cellars.
The Brut Vintage 2008 displays a bright yellow-gold colour enhanced by a continuous thread of lingering bubbles.
The nose, instantly elegant, exudes delicate scents of citrus fruit (tangerine) announcing a beautiful fresh. Later it reveals an outstanding aromatic complexity with hints of peaches, apricots and almonds.
The palate first reveals a very creamy and full-bodied texture. The immediate impression of frehsness gives way to an unctuous and well-balanced structure offering aromas of fresh biscuits and ripe fruit (apricots).
This is a rich champagne of strong character, with vinosity, keeping nevertheless all its elegance and delicacy, it is the very soul of Pol Roger.
Pol Roger's 2008 Brut Vintage is bright and energetic, [...]. There is good energy to the orchard fruit and citrus driven flavors, not to mention plenty of acid-driven persistence. I would prefer to cellar the 2008 for at least a year or two to see what happens. - Antonio Galloni
Among the great Champagne's maisons, Pol Roger remained the only family-run and independent business still owned by the founder's family, along with Billecart-Salmon, Bollinger and Louis Roederer.
The high reputation of the famous Epernay's house is totally deserved, given the range of Champagne every year at the top of the denomination.
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