Pol Roger Brut Vintage is a champagne made with thePinot Noirred and Chardonnay white varieties, by the Champagne Pol Roger winery.
Champagne Pol Roger is a winery with 160 years of history that has managed to maintain a great reputation among the main champagne brands. For five generations the descendants of the founder have managed to remain faithful to the style of producing high quality wines that the winery has sought from the outset.
The Champagne Pol Roger winery has 92 hectares of its own vineyards. Specifically the Pol Roger Brut Vintage vineyards are ones rated as grand crus and premiers crus, and are located on the Reims Mountain and on the Côte des Blancs.
The grapes for Pol Roger Brut Vintage are pressed just when they reach the cellar, and the must is cooled to around 6 ºC for 24 hours to eliminate impurities by decanting and obtain clean aromas in fermentation. Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel tanks at a low temperature of 18ºC. Varieties and plots are vinified separately and then the wines go on to undergo malolactic fermentation to lower the acidity and greenness of the wine a little and give it a more creamy and lactic nature. After malolactic fermentation, the coupage is performed.
The second fermentation and ageing in stacks for Pol Roger Brut Vintage takes place in underground cellars located 33 metres below ground level and at a temperature of 9 ºC. The bottles are in stacks for 48 months until the disgorgement, in order to integrate the bubble with the wine and endow it with creaminess and body. In addition, each bottle is manually stirred before disgorgement, something rare in today's processing practices. Lastly, the disgorgement is made eight years later.
Pol Roger Brut Vintage is a champagne that has great ageing potential. A fruity wine with a very fine and integrated bubble, and with touches of bakery. A harmonious wine with a good body and structure.