Grape Varietals: 33% Pinot Noir, 33% Pinot Meunier, 33% Chardonnay
Growing Region: Epernay, France
Chef de Cave: Dominique Petit

I have been in the wine industry for over 20 years, and this is what we call 'Sophisticated Simplicity' - sound confusing, well once you taste it, all will be revealed. This non-vintage Champagne - possibly the hardest of all Champagnes to craft - is a harmonious assemblage of different 'crus' from several different vintages. Making non-vintage champagne is where a ‘chef-de-cave’ Dominique Petit earns and keeps his reputation.

 

The complex wine is composed of wines drawn from only the cuvée (the first, light pressing) and, where appropriate, from the taille (the second pressing), which provides a higher proportion of essential tannins.
After clarification of the 'must' at 8°C, a process unique to Pol Roger, the temperature of fermentation is closely controlled to ensure the optimum retention of fresh fruit character and aromas. Pol Roger believes in traditional remuage (hand-riddling) and retain four skilled 'remeurs' in their cellars. After remuage, and a final disgorgement, the bottles are rested for a minimum period before being dressed and sold.
As you pour this elegant though confident Champagne into your glass, you will be first impressed by the extremely fine beading that fills your flute. The bouquet has a lovely white floral elegance, refreshing pip-fruit flavours along with integrated biscotti characters and this exquisite continuous mousse of tiny bubbles. All of these aspects and subtle layers combine to create a balanced and most versatile style of Champagne, which is suitable for all occasions. Gently chill and serve at 8-10°C.

I call this Champagne 'Sophisticated Simplicity'.

CELLARING POTENTIAL:
Drinking perfectly well at all times; and can age easily for another 2-3 years.

SUGGESTED FOOD MATCHES:
Perfect as an apéritif, as a complement to shellfish, varied seafood dishes and fresh fruit desserts, or at any time, enjoy.