Pol Roger Brut Vintage relies on a majority of Pinot Noir (60%) to provide it's lush, rich body. The remainder of the blend is made of Chardonnay. Both varietals are sourced from Grand and 1er Cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Cote des Blancs.
Vinification: Like all Pol Roger Champagnes the components for the Brut Vintage are fermented separately in stainless steel at very low temperatures. The wine is then blended and aged for 8 years in the deep cellars below Epernay prior to final blending and release to the market.
Brut Vintage is typically a richly styled wine driven by pear and apricot fruit, floral aromas and bracing acidity. Take advantage of the wines natural weight and pair it with Foie Gras, Sweetbreads, or soft cheeses.
"A golden yellow straw-like color, bright and full of intensity with attractive lingering bubbles. A fine nose with enticing notes of fresh honey, candied grapefruit and lime. On the palate a dominating fruitiness with light biscuit character. A full and long texture displaying freshness and viscosity. The wine is balanced with remarkable harmony. An amazingly pure champagne."
Quite superb, powerful yet elegant, great future.
Score: 92 PointsWine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
A finely knit Champagne in a reserved style, featuring rich hints of pastry cream and biscuit, and flavors of poached pear, fresh ginger and smoky mineral. Well-defined by the sleek acidity, with a lovely, creamy mousse. Drink now through 2026.
Score: 94 PointsThe Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
"Sourced in 20 Premier and Grand Crus of the Cte de Blancs and the Montagne de Reims, the 2006 Vintage Brut is a cuve of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay that was aged for nine years in the 33 meters deep cellar in Epernay. The deep golden-colored wine offers a deep and vinous, very clear and elegant nose of sweet cherries, stewed and baked apples, ripe stone fruits, cinnamon, chalk, brioche, sweet paprika, orangeade and dashes of lemon juice. Full-bodied, rich and round on the palate, this is a creamy textured though pure and highly elegant, firmly structured, powerful and persistent Champagne; it has a noble and rested expression, as well as a long, noble finish. This is midnight Champagne for noble jazz clubs with fine piano music, or to be matched with noble cigars."
Score: 93 PointsWine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
"Bright and lithe in weight, boasting a silky texture, this finely knit and elegant Champagne offers abundant ripe fruit flavors and notes of toasted raisin bread, candied kumquat and dried apricot. Spice and smoke details echo on the lasting finish. Drink now through 2030."
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