Pol Roger Rose 2008 Champagne

Pol Roger Rose
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Pol Roger Rose 2008 - 75cl Pol Roger Rose 2008 - 75cl   £66.95 £68.95 £70.95
Champagne Pol Roger Overview
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Pol Roger do not make a non-vintage rosé, preferring to release only in vintage years. Brut Rosé Vintage is produced from some twenty Grand and Premier Crus in the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs. In order to obtain its delicate colour and subtle nose, 15% Pinot Noir from selected vineyards in Ambonnay, Bouzy and Cumières is fermented and added to the blend as red wine prior to the second fermentation. Second fermentation takes place in the coolest Pol Roger cellars, thirty-three metres below ground level at temperatures of just 9°C, some 2-3°C cooler than the cellars of other producers. The cooler cellars slow down bottle fermentation, producing a champagne with finer bubbles, a characteristic for which these small production releases of Pol Roger are known for. The final blend is aged for nine years in the cellars before disgorgment and release.

Weather: After a rainy but mild winter without any prolonged cold spells, spring arrived with some very localised frosts. Cool weather returned in June and the infrequent sunshine prolonged the feeling of freshness. The spring to autumn weather was bright with sunny spells and the long, hot days and cool nights during September gave the grapes excellent acidity during the harvest period. The 2008 vintage is fast emerging as one of the best since the renowned and now-legendary 2002.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru | Red Wine: Ambonnay, Bouzy, Cumières
Grape Varieties: 65% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay | inc. 15% Red Wine
Ageing: 7 years on the lees
Disgorged: October 2014
Dosage: 8 g/l
Drink: 2018-2023

Tasting Note: A bright pink colour that has a stream of fine bubbles. On the nose aromas of raspberry and redcurrant that continues on the palate bursting with red fruits and hints of citrus. A fine balance and structure persist long through the finish. A vintage that is already showing great promise although still very youthful.
Pol Roger Rose
Antonio Galloni ,
VinousMedia.com,
Aug 2016
93/100
“The 2008 Rosé is absolutely gorgeous. Precise, sculpted and lifted throughout, the 2008 offers striking brightness in its red berry and rose petal flavors. The wine gains energy, intensity and focus with time in the glass, yet the overall impression is one of finesse. Readers should expect a taut, chiseled style. Then again, that is 2008.”
Essi Avellan MW,
EssiAvellan.com,
Sep 2016
90-93/100
“Still youthful and a bit reserved nose with sweet cherry-toned fruitiness coming with a promising spicy undertone. Gentle biscuity and toasty complexity. Fine, nervy palate with length and opulent fruitiness. A great, elegant rosé vintage for Pol.”
Bought directly from Pol Roger, this is currently held in bond at Vinotheque in Burton-On-Trent, where it is cellared in ideal conditions and for same day deliveries small quantities are held in our London offices in a top of the range Eurocave
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