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Pol Roger Rose 2012

Mix 12
£116.00
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£118.00
Per Bottle
£120.00
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Description & Technical Information
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Pol Roger was just nineteen when he founded his estate in 1849. Still a family-run enterprise, fifth generation Hubert de Billy is one of the descendants who manage the House today. With 89-hectares of vineyards supplying half of their grape requirements and illustrious premises containing immaculate facilities including pristinely polished stainless-steel tanks. Today they own 92 hectares of vineyards and its cellars in Epernay, just off the Avenue de Champagne run for 7.5 kms, 34 metres below the ground at a constant 9 Celsius.

Remarkably, a small team of less than ten complete everything in the cellar by hand and Pol Roger boast four of the region's remaining fifteen riddlers, who impressively turn over 60,000 bottles a day. Indeed, it is this style and their respect for tradition that initiated Sir Winston Churchill's lifelong attachment to Pol Roger, who famously insisted: "In defeat I need it, in victory I deserve it." Today, their prestige cuvée is named in honour of the great man.

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 2012 vintage of rose is fresh and pure with an underlying chalky character and is one of those vintages that would age well for 10+ years.

Weather: The 2012 weather has been hallmarked by many as very challenging but has created some stunning Champagne. Relatively low yields due to various weather conditions throughout the year. The winter months brought some frosts and hail which damaged the early stages of bud burst. August and September were very warm and this helped rescue and give the grapes a stunning maturity. Harvesting lasted from 10th to 26th September.

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: 6.5 years on the lees
Disgorged: 9th October 2019
Dosage: 8 g/l
Alcohol: 12.5%
Drink: Now to 2030

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
91/100
Antonio Galloni
“The 2012 Rosé is an attractive, easygoing Champagne to drink over the next handful of years. Crushed red berry fruit, spice and dried flowers are all nicely laced together. This is an especially understated, restrained wine for the vintage.”
94/100
William Kelley
“Pol Roger's 2012 Brut Rosé continues to show very nicely, wafting from the glass with aromas of plums, red berries, brioche, blood orange and smoke. Full-bodied, vinous and enveloping, it's a textural, elegantly muscular wine with fine concentration and a fleshy core of fruit, complemented by a pretty pinpoint mousse. This is a charming, gastronomic rosé that's beginning to drink with style.”
17/20
Jancis Robinson MW
“50% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay from 20 Premiers and Grands Crus plus 15% of still red Pinot Noir from Bouzy, Ambonnay and Cumières. Full malo. Much richer and fruitier on the nose than the Bollinger Rosé 2012. And a rather bluer pink. Not bone dry. You could happily drink this with a summer pudding. Super-fruity, this reminds me of a Mivvi. Anyone remember these ice creams on a stick surrounded by a strawberry ice sheath? It would be easy to drink this at a reception too. Quite impressive persistence.”
93+/100
William Kelley
“Pol Roger's just-released 2012 Brut Rosé is still a little shy after its recent disgorgement, unwinding in the glass with an inviting bouquet of warm brioche, red berries, tangerine and dried white flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, broad and con-centrated, with ripe but racy acids, a fleshy core and a long, mouthwatering finish. This is an elegantly muscular vintage rosé from Pol Roger that will really blossom with five or six years in the cellar, though of course it can be appreciated before that."”
93/100
Roger Voss
“With this rosé, the vintage is showing maturity and the toastiness of this rich wine is now just at the right point. Fruit and acidity are in the background, lending a crisp edge to a wine that is delicious now."”
94/100
Alison Napjus
“Ripe cherry, pomegranate and blood orange sorbet flavors are well-knit to sleek, lightly mouthwatering acidity in this elegant rosé Champagne, with a subtle plushness to the fine mousse. Long and minerally on the finish, echoing more fruit and spice details. Drink now through 2029. 300 cases imported.”
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News Articles
  1. Churchill Connection: Pol Roger

    Churchill Connection: Pol Roger

    September 23, 2017

    Sir Winston Churchill's relationship with Pol Roger dates back to 1945 when a friendship began between Churchill and Odette Pol-Roger..
  2. Pol Roger: '02, '04, '06, '08, who do we appreciate?

    Pol Roger: '02, '04, '06, '08, who do we appreciate?

    March 7, 2017

    To celebrate the release of Pol Roger Brut Vintage 2008, we put it to the test in a blind vertical tasting of the last four vintages of Pol: 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2008. We also threw in the non-vintage for good measure.
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