Pol Roger Rose 2009

Mix 12
£69.95
Mix 6
£72.95
Per Bottle
£74.95
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Description & Technical Information
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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: The 2009 harvest began with a particularly cold winter but mild spring temperatures helped avoid any frost damage. Some stormy spells boosted the vegetation in late spring and June and July were altogether variable with hot spells and rainy patches. The glorious August weather was perfect for the grapes growth, hot and dry days followed by cool nights led to rapid maturation. Harvest began on September 8th and ended on the 21st.

Technical Information:
Vineyards: 100% Grand & Premier Cru: Montagne de Reims, Côte des Blancs| Red Wine: Ambonnay, Bouzy, Cumières
Grape Varieties: 50% Pinot Noir, 35% Chardonnay | inc. 15% Red Wine
Ageing: 7 years on the lees
Disgorged: 5th January 2018
Dosage: 8 g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now to 2026

Tasting Note: A salmon pink colour that has a stream of glittering fine bubbles. The nose is enticing with aromas of red berries and citrus. A sweet buttery brioche taste with abundance of blackcurrants and quince. A very fresh and elegant vintage with a powerful finish.
Champagne Pol Roger Overview
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Expert Reviews
16.5/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“Pale strawberry colour. Full and fruity with some framework in evidence. A bit blustering rather than showing much finesse. Off dry. A food wine.
Drink 2018-2021”
90 → 93/100
Essi Avellan MW
“Deep vibrant cherry-hued colour. Full-on Pinot nose with plenty of spicy richenss, vanilla, cranberry and smokiness. Fruit-forward, round palate that comes across winey but still rather singular at youth. But structured to age in a beautiful Burgundian way. Long, mouthfilling, sweetly fruity finish. ”
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