2012 Champagne Pol Roger, Rosé, Brut

2012 Champagne Pol Roger, Rosé, Brut

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2012 Champagne Pol Roger, Rosé, Brut

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Based on their Brut Vintage 2012 (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay) to which is added 15% of still Pinot Noir from the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. Aged for six years in bottle before disgorgement. A relatively deep colour with a tomato (colour, not flavour) tinge. A really very opulent array of aromas. Serious grip on the finish. This is a serious rosé with ageing potential. Quite pungent and great balance. Very brisk and revitalising on the finish. Neat and long. This would be very happy at the table.

Drink 2021 - 2028

Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com (Feb 2021)

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Critics reviews

Wine Spectator 94/100
Jancis Robinson MW17.5+/20
Wine Enthusiast93/100
Wine Spectator 94/100
Ripe cherry, pomegranate and blood orange sorbet flavours 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

Alison Napjus, Wine Spectator (Dec 2019) Read more
Jancis Robinson MW17.5+/20
Based on their Brut Vintage 2012 (60% Pinot Noir, 40% Chardonnay) to which is added 15% of still Pinot Noir from the best crus of the Montagne de Reims. Aged for six years in bottle before disgorgement. A relatively deep colour with a tomato (colour, not flavour) tinge. A really very opulent array of aromas. Serious grip on the finish. This is a serious rosé with ageing potential. Quite pungent and great balance. Very brisk and revitalising on the finish. Neat and long. This would be very happy at the table.

Drink 2021 - 2028

Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com (Feb 2021) Read more
Wine Enthusiast93/100
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.

Roger Voss, winemag.com (Dec 2019) Read more

About this WINE

Pol Roger

Pol Roger

Pol Roger is perhaps best known as Winston Churchill's favourite Champagne. The house remains family-owned and has a reputation for producing champagnes of finesse and elegance which age very well. Pol Roger Brut Rèserve Non-Vintage, made from equal parts of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, is consistently one of the very best on the market, largely due to the high proportion of aged reserve wines in the blend.

Pol Roger vintage wines, made from at least 60% Pinot Noir and up to 40% Chardonnay, are soft and fruit-driven in youth but, after ten years or so, develop great complexity and finesse. The Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill, launched in 1984 and made from a secret blend, is a Champagne of exquisite finesse and balance and one that rivals the very best of the region.

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Rose Champagne

Rose Champagne

Rosé wines are produced by leaving the juice of red grapes to macerate on their skins for a brief time to extract pigments (natural colourings). However, Rosé Champagne is notable in that it is produced by the addition of a small percentage of red wine – usually Pinot Noir from the village of Bouzy – during blending.

Recommended Producers : Billecart Salmon (Elizabeth Salmon Rose), Ruinart

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Champagne Blend

Champagne Blend

Which grapes are included in the blend, and their proportion, is one of the key factors determining the style of most Champagnes. Three grapes are used - Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier.

26% of vineyards in Champagne are planted with Chardonnay and it performs best on the Côtes des Blancs and on the chalk slopes south of Epernay. It is relatively simple to grow, although it buds early and thus is susceptible to spring frosts. It produces lighter, fresher wines than those from Burgundy and gives finesse, fruit and elegance to the final blend. It is the sole grape in Blancs de Blancs, which are some of the richest long-lived Champagnes produced.

Pinot Noir accounts for nearly 40% of the plantings in Champagne and lies at the heart of most blends - it gives Champagne its body, structure, strength and grip. It is planted across Champagne and particularly so in the southern Aube district.

The final component is Pinot Meunier and this constitutes nearly 35% of the plantings. Its durability and resistance to spring frosts make the Marne Valley, a notorious frost pocket, its natural home. It ripens well in poor years and produces a soft, fruity style of wine that is ideal for blending with the more assertive flavours of Pinot Noir. Producers allege that Pinot Meunier lacks ageing potential, but this does not deter Krug from including around 15% of it in their final blends.


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