Pol Roger, Brut, 2002

  Pol Roger

A traditional vintage Pol blend of 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay from 20 Grand and Premier cru vineyards in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs Grands. The wine underwent its first fermentation and full malolactic fermentation in steel tanks, then spent 9 years in bottle in the Pol Roger cellars before being released onto the market with a dosage of 8g/l of residual sugar. From the off this is open, fragrant and gives pure pleasure, showing intense red fruit flavours, sunnier touches of mirabelle with a rich dry biscuit and buttered toast complexity. An incredibly fine, fruity and stylish vintage Champagne of impeccable balance.

Contains Sulphites.

About Pol Roger

Justerini & Brooks has long been a great supporter of Pol Roger. Going back to the 19th Century records show that we bought a handsome parcel of the 1874, a great vintage that put Pol Roger on the map. The most fascinating episode in their history, though, was in 1914 when Epernay was invaded on the 4th September. The occupation did not last long, however, and as the allies pushed back, Maurice Pol Roger was allowed just enough time to coordinate the harvest, on the 21st September. It was a challenge gathering a picking team but he succeeded and as a result Pol Roger was one of the very few Champagnes made that year.

Appellation: Champagne

Champagne is the world's original and most famous region for the production of sparkling wine. A range of styles are produced from the Non-Vintage, through Rose, Vintage and more recently a host of prestige, Vintage luxury cuvees. The three permitted grape varieties are Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

Grape Blend: Pinot Noir | Chardonnay

Two of the classic Champagne varieties found in a wide variety of blends particularly in prestige cuvées. The Pinot Noir lends finesse and complexity while the Chardonnay provides freshness and aroma.