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Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2009 Champagne 75cl

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Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs 2009
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Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs
Description & Technical Information
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Pol Roger Blanc de Blancs is made exclusively from the Grand Crus of the Côte des Blancs. The must undergoes two settlings, one at the press house immediately after pressing and another in Pol Roger's famous stainless-steel tanks. 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 seven 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 Cru | Avize, Chouilly, Cramant, Oiry, Oger
Grape Varieties: 100% Chardonnay
Ageing: 7 years on the lees
Disgorged: November 2014
Dosage: 7 g/l
Drink: Now to 2024

Tasting Note: The wine is a pale yellow-gold with a continuous bead of bubbles, initial notes on the nose is citrus with hints of almonds. White flowers and honey initially on the palate give way to a lemon freshness combined with a mineral character, a Cote des Blancs hallmark. The finish is long and finely balanced.
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