Pol Roger Rose 2012

Mix 12
£76.00
Mix 6
£78.00
Per Bottle
£84.00
>
<
Receive as early as today
Description & Technical Information
-
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
+
Expert Reviews
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."”
93+/100
William Keeley
“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."”
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.”
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.
More Pol Roger Champagnes
Save
20%
Pol Roger Brut Reserve Limited Edition
Single Price
£45.00
Mix 6 Price
£36.00 each
Mix 12 Price
£36.00 each
All 3 grapes and 30% reserve wines: the perfect apéritif.
Save
8%
Pol Roger Brut Vintage
Single Price
£69.95
Mix 6 Price
£67.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£64.95 each
More accessible now than 2008, youthful and elegant.
Save
7%
Pol Roger Rose
Single Price
£74.95
Mix 6 Price
£72.95 each
Mix 12 Price
£69.95 each
With 15% red wine, this is an elegant and youthful rosé.