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Brut Reserve 'White Foil'

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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 12g 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.


Available in 375ml, 750ml, and 1.5L sizes. For larger sizes please contact your local sales representative.

Vintage Notes

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

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

Recent Press

  • 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."

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image Snooth Editorials Author: Gregory Dal Piaz
    Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    "Complex on the nose with layers of blanched and raw nuts, white mushroom, grass, pineapple, lime and almond nougat with a hint of flintiness. A little sweet one entry, this is rich and creamy with a lovely lushness to it and early apricot fruit. The acidity pops on the back end, bringing the pineapple and lemon fruit flavors to the fore. The finish is subtle and long, spicy with a tangy minerality. I like this very much."

    Grade: Top 10 Sparkling Wines of the Holiday Season
  • Wine Image Cosmopolitan Magazine Author: Alyssa Vitrano
    Date: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

    "If you want to get all royal about it, William and Kate served Pol Roger NV Brut Rserve ($50) at their wedding (it's one of six Champagnes that have a Royal Warrant). Wonder if they'll pop some more when the royal tyke arrives!"

  • Wine Image Nick on Wine Author: Nick Passmore
    Date: Monday, December 17, 2012

    "Pol Roger is everything I look for in a bottle of non-vintage fizz. Its light and fresh while still offering real substance. There are pretty floral elements, and its not so acidicly dry that it makes your mouth pucker, as do many NV champagnes.
    In fact, it is the perfect aperitif champagne, and worked especially well with the canaps of smoked salmon, sour cream and caviar. A great way to kick of a party!"

    Grade: Wine of the Week!
  • Wine Image The Black Dress Traveler Author: Wanda Mann
    Date: Friday, December 14, 2012

    "Is it really a proper celebration without Champagne? This is the season to enjoy really beautiful bubbly and Pol Roger is one of my favorites. Founded in 1849, Pol Roger is one of only a few Grande Marque Champagne houses that remains family owned and operated. Subtle notes of citrus with hints of pear and a mellow minerality make this a perfect pairing with caviar. A truly elegant Champagne, Pol Roger was a favorite of Winston Churchill's and was served at the Royal Wedding of Kate and Will."

    Grade: Dresses, Drinks & Drama: Get Glam for the Holidays
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image International Wine Cellar Author: Josh Raynolds
    Date: Friday, December 14, 2012

    "Light, bright gold. Displays aromas and flavors of orange, pear skin. honey and brioche, with a spicy overtone. Sappy and expansive, with excellent finishing power and lingering floral and smoke notes."

  • Wine Image Food & Wine Author: Ray Isle
    Date: Monday, December 10, 2012

    "This tte-de-cuve Champagne is luscious and intense, with dried-apricot, brioche and honey notes."

    Grade: "50 Wines You Can Always Trust"
  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image Wine & Spirits Author: Unlisted
    Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012

    "A powerful, ornate non vintage brut, this has bold scents of chardonnay and limestone in the aroma, layered with complex red fruit ghosting on the palate. It's fat in the middle, then retracts in the finish to a finer line. A main course Champagne to serve with rich poultry dishes, like chicken confit."

    Grade: "Year's Best", "Best Buy"
  • Wine Image CNN Eatocracy Author: Ray Isle
    Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012

    "Pol Roger is one of the few that remains family-owned. Its brut reserve is a classic: fine, creamy bubbles, bracing acidity and a richness that comes from a high percentage of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier in the blend."

    Grade: "Bubbles solve your Thanksgiving troubles"
  • Score: 91 Points

    Wine Image Burghound Author: Allen Meadows
    Date: Thursday, November 1, 2012

    "This is, not surprisingly, actually quite similar to the Pure but with just a bit more complexity and a hair more toastiness. This is also intensely effervescent with a mouth feel that is exceptionally vibrant before culminating in clean, cool, persistent and impressively refreshing finish. This is a pleasure to drink and it could be enjoyed now or held for additional development though I like the energy if offers now. A fine value."

  • Wine Image Wall Street Journal Author: Lettie Teague
    Date: Friday, August 17, 2012

    "This small Champagne producer, still privately held, was championed by the great Sir Winston Churchill. The Chardonnay-dominant Brut Nonvintage bottling is a perennial good value: medium-bodied, elegant and possessed of great finesse."

    Grade: Wines That Will Make You a Welcome Houseguest
  • Wine Image The Black Dress Traveler Author: Wanda Mann
    Date: Thursday, May 31, 2012

    "It is often said that the true quality of a Champagne house is best judged by the consistency and quality of their non-vintage wine and Pol Roger's Brut Reserve captures their house style brilliantly. Pol Roger Brut Reserve is traditionally a blend of equal parts Pinot Noir (body and depth), Pinot Meunier (freshness and vigorous fruit) and Chardonnay (elegance and finesse). Subtle notes of citrus with hints of pear and a mellow minerality make this a perfect pairing with caviar and raw oysters."

  • Wine Image GastroTraveling.com Author: Steve Mirsky
    Date: Thursday, January 26, 2012

    "Distinct pale gold with a very fine bead on the pour. Upon sipping, a distinct nutty sharp cheese blasts through the effervescence as it zings the palate. Limey peach with light melon undertonesdry, fruity, and complex on the finish. Great with desserts and light unspiced hors doeuvres."

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