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Brut Reserve 'White Foil'

France » Champagne » Pol Roger » Brut Reserve 'White Foil'

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 8g per liter.


Champagne Pol Roger is delighted that their Brut Réserve Non Vintage, has been chosen to be served at the reception following the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton on 29th April 2011.

Patrice Noyelle, Président du Directoire, commented that, “It has been quite difficult to maintain secrecy since we were first advised by the Royal Household that magnums of our Brut Réserve would be served at the reception following the wedding. We are already privileged to hold a Royal Warrant from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and, as a small family company, it is an even bigger honour for one of our champagnes to be selected for this special occasion. ”

Epernay, April 29th 2011 – 3,00 p.m.

Additional Information

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

Technical Details

  • Appellation: Champagne
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  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
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  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • Dosage: 8 g/l
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  • Sizes Available: 750ml, 375ml, 1.5L, 3L, 6L, 9L, 12L, 15L
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • UPC Code: 0 89744-14245 0
  • Varietals: 34% Chardonnay, 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier

Varietal: Chardonnay: 33%, Pinot Noir: 33%, Pinot Meunier: 33%

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Thursday, September 1, 2016

    An elegant Champagne, with a smoky, minerally underpinning and subtle flavors of poached pear, toast, candied lemon zest and ginger riding the finely detailed bead. Harmonious, and hard to stop sipping. Drink now through 2020.

  • Score: 93 Points

    Wine Image Decanter Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    Magnum: Freshness, intensity and spicy complexity into its second life.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Decanter Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016

    750ml: Mid-weight classic, always among the best. Light on its feet with hawthorn and hazelnut scents and a peachy palate.

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image The Wine Advocate Author: Stephan Reinhardt
    Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

    "Straw yellow and with a golden hue in color, the Pol Roger NV Rserve Brut displays a brilliant, perfectly ripe but also fresh, highly elegant and refined fruit aroma on the nose; think of cooked pip fruits like pears and apples, but also quince-confiture and yellow stone fruits, such as apricots and peaches intermixed with vanilla, brioche (pain aux raisins), some nutty flavors and also some white floral notes. On the palate, this medium-bodied Brut is as round (if not pretty sweet) and fruit-driven as it is delicate, pure and very elegant. The mousse is deliciously fine and leads this charming and perfectly balanced fizz to a long, aromatic, stunningly dry and slightly mineral, impressively long finish. This is extremely well done Champagne from equal parts of Pinot Noir, Meunier and Chardonnay sourced in 30 different crus. This Rserve includes 25% of reserve wines and was dosed with nine grams per liter."

  • Wine Image Everyday with Rachael Ray Author: Sarah Simmons
    Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016

    "Not only was Pol Roger Winston Churchill's favorite, it's the perfect combination of rich, nutty taste and crisp acidity".

    Grade: "Best Bottles"
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

    "Kumquat, melon and anise notes are layered with toast, smoke and golden raisin flavors in this firm, minerally Champagne, complemented by a fine, creamy mousse."

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Vinous Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Thursday, January 1, 2015

    " Pale yellow. Toasty melon and white peach on the nose, with orange zest and dusty minerals emerging with air. Lively, mineral-laced citrus and orchard fruit flavors show good palate-coating intensity without any excess weight. The clinging finish displays a subtle floral quality and repeating orange and melon notes."

  • Wine Image Yahoo! Author: Nora O'Malley
    Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    "The $40-$50 range is an interesting (read: annoying) one for Champagne. Some are major hits, but many are huge misses. For a solid bet, look to the Pol Roger Brut. This top-notch Champagne is mostly Chardonnay and has a clean, fresh style with a delicate acidity thats a guaranteed crowd-pleaser."

    Grade: The Best Champagne For Every Budget (Archive)
  • Wine Image Fortune Magazine Author: Daryna McKeand Tobey
    Date: Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    "Strong boned, with lively acidity from the get go. Mouthcoating, serious; softish feel backed by intensity. Yellow fruit, with a fresh herb/peach pit tang."

    Grade: Fortune's ultimate holiday Champagne guide
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Enthusiast Author: Roger Voss
    Date: Friday, October 24, 2014

    "Full and ripe, this offers balance between rich white fruits and a smooth texture that is cut with acidity. The wine is in great harmony with itself, ready to drink while also allowing the possibility of bottle aging."

  • Wine Image The New York Times Author: Eric Asimov
    Date: Friday, October 3, 2014

    "In its role as a wine, Champagne is remarkably versatile, wonderful with an astonishingly wide array of foods. It can be great with sushi and seafood in many guises. But its also terrific with foods that might be considered too dclass, like popcorn, fried chicken and even pizza."

    Grade: "Your Next Lesson: Champagne"
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine Spectator Author: Alison Napjus
    Date: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

    "Fresh and open-knit, this chalky Champagne offers lively notes of green apple and crunch white peach fruit, spring blossom, biscuit and candied lemon zest. Drink now through 2018."

  • Wine Image Real Simple Author: Jessica Brassard
    Date: Thursday, July 3, 2014

    "Like still wines, Champagne can range from light-bodied and delicate to full bodied and rich, and from bone dry to quite sweet, but a good balance of fruit and acidity is the mark of a fine choice. Typically, smaller bubbles are sought after in sparkling wines (read: the smaller the better). Tiny bubbles will result in a softer, more elegant drinking experience. The medium bodied Pol Roger Brut Reserve White Foil ($50, available at liquor stores) has crisp apple flavors and a lush, satisfying finish."

  • Wine Image Nick on Wine Author: Nick Passmore
    Date: Sunday, December 1, 2013

    "In a class by itself when it comes to non-vintage Champagnes. Contains older wines than most, which accounts for its aristocratic poise and elegance."

    Grade: "Holiday Fizz"
  • Wine Image Wall Street Journal Author: F. Martin Ramin
    Date: Saturday, November 30, 2013

    "Very fresh, crisp and refreshing. Medium bodied with tiny, delicate bubbles and a long, dry finish. I'm serving this at my Christmas party."

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